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"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 Tetine’s 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 Richie’s old classic) is extremely original. It was turned into a dense love song thanks to Eliete’s resonant voice and Bruno’s arrangement. "From Now On" and "G.O.D. Room" are clear examples of what can be called textual music". Fabiana Ferreira, Revista Simples?, 1999

"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 ‘Alexander’s Grave’. It is also more danceable with trip hop and drum’n’bass beats. It manages to bring to CD format a bit of the extravagance the couple’s live performances."Jorge Barbosa, Revista DJ World, 1998

"Tetine not only tries make a cross between pop and experimental but succeeds…" Marcelo de Moraes, Revista Sui Generis, 1998

"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 ‘Alexander’s Grave’ is a good antidote to some people’s 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 music’s 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 don’t make any compromises. An explanation for that could be Eliete Mejorado’s 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 doesn’t make dance music. In fact, they don’t 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

"That’s 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 Tetine’s 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 1996

"The result is music that doesn’t 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 Tetine’s universe won’t 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 can’t 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…" Luís Sergio Guerra, O Tempo, Belo Horizonte, 30 Junho 1999

"Tetine’s 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