I was turned onto Gotan Project just on a whim...had a gift voucher and could not find anything else...so I bought 'Revancha Del Tango', and to this day - no regrets!!!
Gotan's mix of quality musicianship, flirting with French Cafe, Lounge, and Argentinian folk/jazz, is certainly unique and refreshing, taking the classical, or should I say, classy, Tango tradition into new expressions and expressing quality innovation!! Lets you know you are dealing with musicians who take their vibe seriously - just not too seriously, as can be evidenced by their collaboration with Calexico (see their follow-up CD, Inspiracion/Espiracion).
Now they have just released their follow-up album, Lunatico...phew, what an album!!!
The speakers are simply dripping with lush, beautiful notes as Gotan swirl deeper than before into the intimacies of putting French Cafe/Lounge and Argentinian Folk/Jazz into the same bed together.
The album kicks off with a collaboration with Calexico, recorded at their studio in New Mexico (think: Desperado's), like adding some moon-shine or tequila to your salad lunch!!!
After this warm introduction the album takes you into the energetic and sexy Notas, setting you up for the next ten tracks of superb music.
For those who thought La Revanche Del Tango was simply an expression of what is possible, then Lunatico is the fulfillment!!!
I'm not sure if I have ever heard such quality before!!! Gotan have definitely put their hearts and souls into this, and I'm sure that even if no one else like this product, they will still be proud of their efforts!!!
The only problem now is how will the rest of my music collection stand up to this challenge?!!