Tango 3.0

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2010
  • Label: Xl Recordings
  • UPC: 634904048822
  • Catalog Number: 40488
  • Sales rank: 48,012

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tango Square (3:46)
  2. 2 Rayuela (4:27)
  3. 3 Desilusión (4:24)
  4. 4 Peligro (3:57)
  5. 5 La Gloria (3:47)
  6. 6 Mil Millones (5:49)
  7. 7 Tu Misterio (3:21)
  8. 8 De Hombre a Hombre (3:25)
  9. 9 El Mensajero (2:35)
  10. 10 Panamericana (4:33)
  11. 11 Érase Una Vez (4:20)
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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
Greg Calbi Mastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love Gotan Project. There music is sensual, rhythmic, moving, and relaxing. Sound quality is good, performance is good, the songs themselves and the music are original and easy to listen to. My only complaint is the packaging. While the nudes in letters are intriguing, I don't like the cardboard. The CD itself slides out from between two sides. This type of packing tends to leave scratches after awhile. I always move CD's in these packages to a plastic jewel case to protect the music. I would recommend it for people who like something with a slow, rhythmic beat.

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