Tango 3.0

Tango 3.0

by Gotan ProjectGotan Project


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France's Gotan Project has seen their recordings sell over two million copies worldwide to date , and has had their songs used in television commercials, radio ads, feature and documentary films -- and more than a few corporate business presentations. Founding members Philippe Cohen Solal, Christoph H. Müller, and Eduardo Makaroff have an uncanny track record for melding Argentinian tango to virtually any music they choose. The difference between their 2001 debut La Revancha del Tango and 2006's Lunático was pronounced. The former utilized ambient dub and downtempo wed to tango music from the '30s through the '70s, with the accent heavily on electronics. The latter took a rootsier approach. Pianist and musical director Gustavo Beytelmann utilized a string quartet, jazz, vocalist Cristina Villalonga, Calexico, and even rapper Xoxmo, against sonic atmospheres and beats. Inextricable from the mix was Nini Flores' bandoneon and a woodsy upright bass. On 2010's Tango 3.0, the root music featured here comes more from the Nuevo Tango aspect of the music's development, and is wed to even more diverse sources. Villalonga, Flores, and the upright bass are back, with a larger string section; clarinet, harmonica, horns, and guests. The first single, "La Gloria," is a shimmering midtempo tango that features upright and synth basslines, bandoneon, and legendary football announcer Victor Hugo Morales, who narrates his storied homage to Marradonna's second "goooaaallll!" against England. Dr. John plays B-3 on opener "Tango Square," a slow, moody, jazzy piece with a beautiful horn section; this slow tango could have come from after-hours clubs in either Buenos Aires or New Orleans. It's steamy, dark, and forbiddingly sensual. On "Rayuela," author Julio Cortázar reads from his novel of the same name, backed by slippery rhythms, jazzy piano, organic and sampled percussion, horns, bandoneon, and a children's choir. "De Hombre a Hombre" fuses spaghetti western, surf guitar themes, and film noir soundtrack music to modern tango, while "Peligo" samples '30s tango and melds it seamlessly to nuevo tango with understated but emotionally expressive vocals by Villalonga. The hypnotic "Panamericana" features acoustic guitars, bandoneon, a jazzed-up middle eight on piano, handclaps, and a spare use of synths. Tango 3.0 steps further into Gotan Project's chosen music of origin, and simultaneously creates something wholly of the 21st century, all the while keeping its central dance motifs and narrative concerns largely intact.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2010
Label: Xl Recordings
UPC: 0634904048822
catalogNumber: 40488

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gotan Project   Primary Artist
Dr. John   Hammond B3
Michel Dietz   Violin
Denis Leloup   Trombone
André Villéger   Saxophone
Claude Egéa   Trumpet
Daniel Melingo   Clarinet,Vocals
Gustavo Beytelmann   Piano,Conductor
Françoise Bordenave   Viola
Philippe Cohen Solal   Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Noelle Barbereau   Violin
Nini Flores   Bandoneon
David Braccini   Violin
Cyril Garac   Violin
Eduardo Makaroff   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Group Member
Christoph H. Muller   Bass,Keyboards,Vocoder,Group Member
Rémi Sciuto   Saxophone
Line Kruse   Violin
Sébastien Levy   Viola
Corinne Auclin   Violin
Cecile Audebert   Harp
Romain Lecuyer   Double Bass
Franco Luciani   Harmonica
Cristina Vilallonga   Vocals
Rafael Rodríguez   Children's Chorus
Sandra Rumolino   Choir Director
David Galoustov   Violin
Lionel Allemand   Cello
Rodrigo Guerra   Mandolin,Saw
Cécile Brossard   Viola
Nicolas Gross   Violin
Philippe Huynh   Violin
Etienne Samuel   Cello
Véronique Bohn   Violin
Julio Cortázar   Readings
Aurélie Saraf   Cello

Technical Credits

Gustavo Beytelmann   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Philippe Cohen Solal   Composer,Producer,Whistle
Laurent Jaïs   Engineer
Chris Finney   Engineer
Eduardo Makaroff   Composer,Producer
Christoph H. Muller   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Didier Pouydesseau   Engineer
Prisca Lobjoy   Art Direction
Sergio Makaroff   Composer
Matthieu Marchal   Artwork

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