Mar Dulce

Mar Dulce

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by Bajofondo Tango Club
     
 

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Bajofondo are a collective of musicians and producers whose avowed objective is to blend tango and electronica, and in so doing, illuminate the music of Argentina and Uruguay for a worldwide audience. An octet with added six-piece string section, the group includes both a bandoneon player and someone whose primary responsibility is VJ; the group is obviously quite… See more details below

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Bajofondo are a collective of musicians and producers whose avowed objective is to blend tango and electronica, and in so doing, illuminate the music of Argentina and Uruguay for a worldwide audience. An octet with added six-piece string section, the group includes both a bandoneon player and someone whose primary responsibility is VJ; the group is obviously quite unlike most of what listeners will hear on a major label. Mixing traditional and contemporary is a method well suited to crossover -- it practically doubles your audience while often drawing in those who like the idea much more than the actual sound of traditional forms -- but it's certainly not an easy task to attempt. In effect, Bajofondo have to build their songs by use of sampling and programmed beats without sacrificing the vibrancy and expression of their acoustic instruments. The risk, of course, is whether music fans would be willing to put up with the one while enjoying the other. Mar Dulce has to be counted as a success, certainly because the combined effect of songwriting, performance, and production sounds of a piece, with few seams showing. Juan Campodónico's programming isn't quite as groove-based as it would need to be to appeal to hardcore electronica fans, but he's indeed talented, and he succeeds more than most artists who dabble in the form. Meanwhile, Luciano Superveille appears to be the group's resident phenom, handling both the spirited piano playing and the turntables (although you won't hear much scratching on this record). Also, the group apparently inspired enough confidence to earn star features from Elvis Costello and Nelly Furtado as well as tango/milonga or Latin pop stars including Gustavo Cerati, Lágrima Ríos, and on a bonus track available on some editions, Julieta Venegas.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2007
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0602517429321
catalogNumber:
1742932
Rank:
109589

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Performance Credits

Bajofondo Tango Club   Primary Artist
Elvis Costello   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Anibal Kerpel   Hammond Organ,Guest Appearance,Mezcla
Gustavo Santaolalla   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member,Mezcla
Gustavo Cerati   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Alejandro Terán   Conductor,Viola
Julieta Venegas   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Damián Bolotín   Violin
Nelly Furtado   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mala Rodríguez   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Javier Casalla   Violin,Group Member
Adrián Sosa   Drums,Bateria,Group Member
Juan Campodónico   Guitar,Sampling,Group Member,Mezcla
Luciano Supervielle   Piano,Keyboards,Turntables,Group Member
Ryota Komatsu   Bandoneon,Guest Appearance
Sebastián Prusak   Violin
Lágrima Ríos   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Julián Gandara   Cello
Juan Subirá   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Marta Roca Alonso   Violin
Fernando Santullo   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Martin Ferres   Bandoneon,Group Member

Technical Credits

Anibal Kerpel   Programming,Engineer,Digital Editing
Gustavo Santaolalla   Composer,Producer
Jorge "Portugués" Da Silva   Engineer
Enrique Lopetegui   Liner Notes
Alejandro Terán   Arranger,String Arrangements,Direcccion de Cuerdas
Sérgio Delgado   Engineer
Javier Casalla   Arranger
Juan Campodónico   Programming,Producer,beats
Luciano Supervielle   Arranger
Eduardo Pereyra   Engineer
Tom Baker   Mastering

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