Mar Dulce

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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: 602517429321
  • Catalog Number: 1742932
  • Sales rank: 206,548

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grand Guignol (5:04)
  2. 2 Cristal (5:27)
  3. 3 Ya No Duele (3:43)
  4. 4 Hoy - Juan Subirá (5:13)
  5. 5 Pa' Bailar (3:59)
  6. 6 Pulmón (3:20)
  7. 7 Fairly Right (6:01)
  8. 8 El Mareo (4:35)
  9. 9 El Andén (3:50)
  10. 10 Infiltrado (3:38)
  11. 11 Borges y Paraguay (4:31)
  12. 12 Tuve Sol (3:53)
  13. 13 No Pregunto Cuantos Son (4:50)
  14. 14 Slippery Sidewalks (3:32)
  15. 15 Zitarrosa (4:04)
  16. 16 Chiquilines - Lágrima Ríos (5:51)
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Album Credits

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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