"The duo chronicles their time through songs that range from shamelessly
lyrical to refined irony. (
) It is the most modern realization being
made in São Paulo popular music. It is modern because it is international,
electric, investigative, multicultural and solitary. A golden egg amongst
boring identical farm eggs". Jotabê Medeiros,
O Estado de São Paulo, 15 June 1999
"The duo Tetines third album takes us into the world of conceptual
music. A world with no frontiers clashing with the obvious direction of
the market. Vision, hearing, tact, guts, fluids, stomach, courage, brains
and other parts which form the human body give the tone of Musica de Amor
) Musica de Amor is an album made to stimulate all the senses".
Pedro Guimarães, O Estado de Minas, 29 June 1999
"For those who have not heard them, this is one of the most interesting
bands to have emerged from the alternative music scene in the last few
years. Their version for "Hello" (Lionel Richies old classic)
is extremely original. It was turned into a dense love song thanks to
Elietes resonant voice and Brunos arrangement. "From
Now On" and "G.O.D. Room" are clear examples of what can
be called textual music". Fabiana Ferreira, Revista
"The duo Tetine formed by Eliete Mejorado and Bruno Verner is responsible
for the seductive soundtrack music for the dance piece "Creme"
choreographed by Adriana Banana". The CD with same name gathers 14
themes from this performance.Kiko Ferreira, Revista Bravo, 1999
"Chants, story telling and spoken word combine with sequencers and
synthesizers to shatter the traditional definitions of pop and experimental
music. In this work Tetine discusses whether language is really a communication
process. The CD, dedicated to the narrative form, gathers 15 songs about
family, homosexuality, love, sodomy, adolescence and infancy."
Helena Katz, O Estado de São Paulo, 29 Abril 1999
" Creme is more melodious than Alexanders
Grave. It is also more danceable with trip hop and drumnbass
beats. It manages to bring to CD format a bit of the extravagance the
couples live performances."Jorge Barbosa, Revista DJ
"Tetine not only tries make a cross between pop and experimental
" Marcelo de Moraes, Revista Sui Generis,
"Eliete Mejorado and Bruno Verner make an "electronic theatre"
for Brazil at the end of the century
) a breathtaking performance.
Jorge Barbosa, DJ World, 1998
"In this debut CD the duo proceeds down the narrow path previously
passed by artists like Meredith Monk and Philip Glass, adding dramatic
elements extracted from the methodology of Antonin Artaud and Grotowski."
Arthur G. Couto Duarte, Estado de Minas, 2 de Junho de 1997
"The CD Alexanders Grave is a good antidote to
some peoples unfriendly attitude towards electronic music. It can
be described as a kind of courtship between body and voice within the
systematic structure of electronic music." Thilde
Rocha, Hoje em Dia, Belo Horizonte, 7 July 1997
"Tetine is Brazilian pop musics strangest entity, we witness
them in an advanced schizophrenic state in Musica de Amor.
Pedro Alexandre Sanches, Folha de São Paulo, 22 August 1999
"The electronic duo Tetine can not be defined simply as a pop band
- not because they make experimental music, but because they work with
richer concepts. Eliete Mejorado and Bruno Verner make multimedia performances,
where the music is only another element albeit an essential one."
Marcelo de Morais, Revista SuiGeneris 1999
"One of the most promising names in Brazilian electronic music, have
made their most finished album - both technically and musically. (
An interesting collage of trip hop and minimal music with spoken word,
an interesting balance between pop songs and experimentalism."
Laura Garcia Lisboa, Jornal da Tarde, 14 June 1999
"Electronic music of the latest generation, minimalism, trip hop
and the spoken word mix with themes such as nationalism, sex, religion
and pop culture." Tárik de Souza, Jornal
do Brasil, 19 Junho 1999
"The duo Tetine make music for 1998 in 1998. They focus on the study
of language and contemporary themes. And they dont make any compromises.
An explanation for that could be Eliete Mejorados theatrical background.
The fact is that there is no discretion in Creme. When speaking
of sex, for instance, they go directly to the core of the issue. On
Your Finger, Water and Living as Quickly as You
Can are good examples. Pedro Alexandre Sanches, Folha de São
Paulo, 2 July 1998
"Tetine is an electronic music band that doesnt make dance
music. In fact, they dont only make music and because of this Eliete
defines the duo as a performance group
) The sound of Tetine
is difficult to describe and to understand. It is heavy, dense and intimate
Hector Vilar, Jornal da Tarde, 15 June 1998
"Thats why attention falls on Tetine. In my book, the duo formed
by the singer and keyboard player Eliete Mejorado and the multiinstrumentalist
Bruno Verner is the first Brazilian trip hop group." Alexandre
Matias, Diário do Povo, Campinas, 8 December 1998
"Tetine marries body with electronic music
) The duo
from São Paulo uses electronic music, speech, body and song to
interpret Brecht in a cybernetic cabaret." Diário
de Bauru, FVB, 31 May 1998
"I heard that Tetines show the day before yesterday at club
Alien was a real experience. Those who were there were able to remember
the good times of Madame Satã, since the audience were lying on
the floor while listening to Eliete screaming. Were you there? For those
who still doubt its existence I shall say: the underground is still alive."
Erika Palomino, Folha de São Paulo, 27 September
"The result is music that doesnt limit itself to categories
but goes beyond and make us reconsider the border line which separates
literature and music." Adriana Perin, Gazeta
do Povo, Curitiba, 15 September 1999
"Whoever dives into Tetines universe wont regret the
choice made. Música de Amor snatches and disconcerts.
Talented, politicized and with their own personality, Tetine makes music
to be seen and heard. The shows cant be missed. Its project is dedicated
to a generation exhausted with vacuity, bad taste, repetition, lack of
relevance to our times and other excesses, which constitute the great
part of contemporary Brazilian pop music'.
Márcia Bechara, in Revista Gold, 1999
"For those who believes a new Brazilian music is emerging, Música
do Amor is one more piece which proves this
Sergio Guerra, O Tempo, Belo Horizonte, 30 Junho 1999
"Tetines work is the result of a pioneering project in this
country, though you can find similar manifestations in other parts of
the world. Apart from this, they have been using pop elements of music
which differentiates them from other creators in this area whose creative
courage and experimentation is often limited by academic formality".
Roberto Amado, catalogue and CD/ROM from 12 Videobrasil
- Electronic Arts Festival.
"On the stage, Mejorado and Verner show what they themselves define
as a work about speech and narrative. Tetine already has two recorded
albums, but their music never stands alone, being intrinsically connected
to the text". Patrícia Decia, Folha de São Paulo,
23 September 1998
"The São Paulo artists Bruno Verner and Eliete Mejorado are
responsible for the soundtrack for the dance piece "Creme" (debut
choreography by Adriana Banana) which is one of the fundamental elements
of its success. The music is strong and seductive with the right level
of strangeness which the theme (violence against children) demands".
Kiko Ferreira, Estado de Minas, 19 May 1998
) a certain unfamiliarity created by the screams of Eliete
Mejorado who was rolling and groaning on the floor." Erika
Palomino, in Folha de São Paulo, 7 Junho 1997