tango with dub, electronica & cinematic influence
Guided strictly by impeccable taste, the authentic Argentinean tango finds new partners in Jamaican dub and sampledelic electronica in a cinematically vibrating atmosphere.
Frenchman Philippe Cohen Solal, Argentinean Eduardo Makaroff and Swiss Christoph Müller started Gotan Project at the turn of the millennium as a kind of a revenge of their beloved Argentinean tango. La Revancha del Tango hit the market in 2001 flirting with breakbeat and other modern dance music. The reviews were more than favourable all around the world and the trend hasn’t changed with Lunático or Gotan Project Live, not to mention the highly praised Tango 3.0. As the music of Gotan Project has featured in several movies, documentaries and even ads, it’s quite natural that the new album gives out a strong cinematic vibe. Where Lunático had Calexico, the masters of mariachi-rock, as guests, Tango 3.0 has the New Orleans hoodoo maestro Dr. John sitting in. On the new album the bittersweet melodies of the bandoneon mix with a touch of harmonica, jazz piano, twang guitar and a children’s choir while the deep Jamaican bass lines provide security for the whimsical scenes.