Yo!

Yo!

by Silvana Deluigi
     
 
Of all the unlikely musical developments that could have taken place in the closing years of the 20th century, the avant-tango movement is probably the second least likely (right after Christian death metal). What was predictable was that Kip Hanrahan would find some way get his hands on it, and sure enough, here he is producing

Overview

Of all the unlikely musical developments that could have taken place in the closing years of the 20th century, the avant-tango movement is probably the second least likely (right after Christian death metal). What was predictable was that Kip Hanrahan would find some way get his hands on it, and sure enough, here he is producing and arranging a strange and lovely album by Argentine singer Silvana Deluigi, a woman who seems to have a powerfully ambivalent relationship to the tango tradition. What gives tango music its tremendous power is the sense of hot passion being kept, just barely, under tight control, and that feeling is what binds most of these songs together, even when they depart quite dramatically from the typical rhythmic and harmonic patterns that typify tango. "La Cumparsita" is the song that hews most closely to the party line -- it's slow, dark, and bittersweet, like good chocolate, and features some wonderful string writing. "Cuesta Abajo" is more emotionally fraught, and the strings are more classical in tone, as if to balance out the raw passion of the singing. On "Tangologie" a strange sort of Broadway-esque exuberance creeps in, and the result feels awkward, but the spy-movie ambience of "Maquillaje" fuses with the tango flavor quite nicely. Throughout the album, Deluigi's voice is a thing of dark and rich beauty, and her delivery is powerful but elegant. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2005
Label:
American Clave
UPC:
0692863058023
catalogNumber:
1025
Rank:
277809

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Silvana Deluigi   Primary Artist,Voices
Robby Ameen   Percussion
Andy González   Bass
Horacio Malvicino   Guitar
Alfredo Triff   Violin
Pablo Ziegler   Piano
Gustavo Beytelmann   Piano
Osvaldo Calo   Piano
Walter Castro   Bandoneon
Horacio "Mono" Hurtado   Bass
Horacio Romo   Bandoneon
Fernando Suárez Paz   Violin

Technical Credits

Chico Buarque   Composer
Edú Lobo   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Arranger,Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
Kip Hanrahan   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Armando Manzanero   Composer
Atahualpa Yupanqui   Composer
Peter Brown   Composer
Aníbal Troilo   Composer
Greg Calbi   Engineer
Jon Fausty   Engineer
Carlos Gardel   Composer
Horacio Malvicino   Arranger,Composer
Pablo Ziegler   Arranger,Composer
Eladia Blázquez   Composer
Enrique Pedro Maroni   Composer
Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodriguez   Composer
Pascual Contursi   Composer
Virgilio Exposito   Composer
Dick Kondas   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Alfredo Le Pera   Composer

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