Fôrça Bruta (Brute Force) is the seventh studio album by Brazilian
singer-songwriter and guitarist Jorge Ben, recorded with the Trio
Mocotó band (pictured) and released by Philips Records in September
1970. It introduced an acoustic samba-based music that was mellower,
moodier, and less ornate than Ben's preceding work. In a largely
unrehearsed nighttime recording session, the singer improvised and
experimented with unconventional rhythmic arrangements, musical
techniques, and elements of soul, funk, and rock. Ben's lyrics explored
themes of romantic passion, melancholy, sensuality, and—in a departure
from the carefree sensibility of past releases—identity politics and
elements of postmodernism. A commercial and critical success, Fôrça
Bruta established Ben as a leading artist in Brazil's Tropicália
movement and pioneered a sound later known as samba rock. The album's
first American release came in 2007, the same year that Rolling Stone
Brasil named it the 61st greatest Brazilian music record.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%B4r%C3%A7a_Bruta>
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