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Gotan Project
La Revancha Del Tango

XL Recordings

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- The Analog Vault // Essential Listening -

Gotan Project introduced their inspired melding of suave electronic music and romantic tango with their alluring 2001 debut album La Revancha del Tango. Led by Argentine guitarist Eduardo Makaroff, and acclaimed European film composers Philippe Cohen Solal and Christophe Mueller - this beguiling ensemble brought the ballrooms of Buenos Aires into the chic clubs of Paris on La Revancha del Tango.

Their exploratory pairings of breakbeat, dub and downtempo elements with Latin rhythms, sultry vocals and varied instrumentation (from bandoneon and piano to accordion and violins) resulted in a passionate, pan-global sound that later came to be known as neotango. Highlights include sweeping covers such Frank Zappa’s "Chunga's Revenge" and Gato Barbieri's “Last Tango in Paris,” alongside stunning originals like "Tríptico," "Santa Maria (Del Buen Aire)," and "El Capitalismo Foraneo".  - The Analog Vault

An unrivaled collection of themes representing a unique fusion amid traditional forms of music and the nouvelle fields of electronica, Gotan Project's La Revancha del Tango discloses unknown frontiers for the modern beat explorers. Inspired by Argentinean tango, Philippe Cohen Solal and Christophe H. Müller, responsible for projects such as Boys From Brazil or Stereo Action Unlimited, united their efforts with Eduardo Makaroff to record what ultimately became a daring musical piece.

Mixing styles like dub and downbeat and enrolling the talents of Argentinean musicians like Gustavo Beytelmann and Nini Flores, the founding trio of Gotan Project managed to deliver a unique debut album. "Tríptico," "Santa Maria (Del Buen Aire)," and "El Capitalismo Foraneo" are just of the three themes revealing the trio's composing intuition, manipulating the romanticism and dark inspiration of Argentinean illustrative street music with novel electronica. Operating with instruments like the bandoneon, along with modern percussion, Gotan implements an exclusive creative challenge. "Vuelvo Ar Sur," an Astor Piazzolla original composition vocalized by Cristina Villalonga, closes this unequaled set of melodies, confirming Gotan's sole extent of melody exploration. - AllMusic


Label: XL Recordings

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo

Reissued: 2014 onwards (Original: 2001)

Genre: Electronic, Latin

Style: Tango, Trip Hop, Dub, Downtempo