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Tango 3.0 [CD]

Gotan Project Audio CD
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GOTAN PROJECT - TANGO 3.0

ALBUM RELEASED APRIL 20th 2010 ON XL RECORDINGS

“Tango 3.0 has refined all the founding elements of what makes the Gotan Project the wondrous thing that it is” – Gilles Peterson

After 2 million sales and 400 concerts worldwide, Gotan Project are back with their third studio album, the magnificent “Tango 3.0”.

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  • Audio CD (19 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: XL
  • ASIN: B0037AGATU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,254 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Although the idea of setting Latin melodies to house and dub was by no means a reinvention of the wheel marked interesting club music – Rey De Copa’s seminal 1992 floor filler Frontera Del Ensueno is a case in point – Gotan Project gave it a superb spin with their 2000 single Triptico. It was a quite head-turning creation. Against a pounding 4/4 kick drum, bandoneóns and organs alternately danced and melted into a haze of low-slung electronics before building to ecstatic riffs just as one imagined that a meeting of Lee Perry, Masters at Work and Astor Piazzolla would have done had anybody been godly enough to corral them into a fantasy studio in audio Valhalla.

Thereafter Gotan, a three-man Franco-Argentine-Swiss production team (Philippe Cohen Solal, Eduardo Makaroff, Christoph Miuller), augmented by skilled instrumentalists, cornered the market in tango for ears that had no fear of a breakbeat. But this latest offering raises big questions about their ability to move beyond that feted template, which, in fact, sounds increasingly like a formula in need of new elements.

The equation goes like this: heavy programmed drums and sub-bass, usually dredging away in minimalist phrases, plus weeping bandoneón theme embellished by stock cinematic sound effects such as a filtered voice or crowd roar, equals a moodiness that can induce what hip hop hails as head nodding. It can work. It did work. But it feels stodgily clinical here, especially when the last part of the equation sounds suspiciously like an announcement for a holiday show promo of Bueno Aires.

Still, there is something to be admired in the great attention to detail with which Gotan fashion their dubscapes, and the balance struck between dense and airy tonalities is effective. Yet the essential problem is that the constituent parts in the creative process are too often mechanically bolted together and that the programming, above all the basslines, lacks real dynamism. There was such cut and thrust in the groove of Triptico that it acted as an energising springboard to the keys. But here the beats are the concrete holding things down rather than the rubber bouncing them forward.  --Kevin Le Gendre

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And I thought Revancha was a five star job 23 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
In a musical world chocka with bland homogeneity, acts that have an instantly recognisable, inimitable and original sound are as rare as rocking horse digestate. TGP are one of those. When I first heard Revancha it stayed in my car CD player for months. Deffo a 5 star album if ever there was. Trouble is 3.0 is even better so what rating to give it? The sound is fuller, more fleshed out with additional instrumentation e.g. electric guitar and mouth organ and featuring dub and other influences as well as the core tango sound. After several disppointments from fave groups this year it's a relief to find that my hard earned's been well spent at last. If you've already got TGP's other stuff this is an essential purchase. 6/5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poised, dramatic & very much back on form 22 April 2010
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After feeling slightly disappointed in Gotan Project's last studio album - Lunatico - it's a great feeling to have them back on top form again.

Things get off to a languid start with 'Tango Square' but the beautiful sound of the bandoneon makes its prescence felt immediately. Next up is 'Rayuela', which uses snatches of sampled voices and has an oddly moving section where children recite numbers and verse.

As with previous albums, the best tracks are those which bring together the sounds of tango and Argentinian folk but underpin them with hip-hop influenced beats and tense instrumentation. 'La Gloria' is the standout here, which is full of drama and has lots going on within the mix (including crowd noise, football commentary, unusual little melodic flourishes). All the while, there is this creeping sense of danger and intrigue. 'Tu Misterio' is another great track - male lead vocals for a change, minor chords and a twisting, elegant melody.

'Panamericana' is more upbeat, with handclaps and a sound that reminds me of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' (sounds an odd combination, but it works!)

Final track, 'Erase Un Vez' is gorgeous - pure Gotan Project magic, with an rich female vocal.

With 'Tango 3.0', Gotan Project seem to have rediscovered the essence of their sound. There is variety here but undeniably the strongest moments are those which recall the finest moments of their earlier work. This could be the soundtrack to many people's summer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars to me - disappointing! 15 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
I awaited this album eagerly cos I love the first two, but for me its a disappointment. apart from Panamericana, which is outstanding, it just seems tired and a limp rerun of earlier stuff. I think they need to get their creative vibe going again rather than just churn out the bland tracks on this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just about worthy of 4 stars 4 May 2010
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If there's one outfit long overdue for a new album, then it's most definitely the Gotan Project. I've been eagerly awaiting [this] new release, and, after the initial listen I've mixed feelings about it. I guess basically, my issue with it is that the GP aren't really pushing their (or any other) musical boundaries with this album. Don't get me wrong, it's good, certainly not "a big disapointment" as one reviewer states and it has all the hallmarks that made 'La Revancha del Tango' such a classic. Stand out track, for me at least, is 'Panamericana', underpinned by a solid 4/4 and wickedly wobbly acid bassline, top stuff. Destined for many more plays and I'm sure it will grow on me. Worthy of 4 stars, just.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spicy tango 20 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
In 2001, the trio Gotan Project released their first album, one million-selling La Revancha Del Tango, where they mixed hot tango with cool, electronic items. On the beautiful sequel Lunático focused however on a more organic and live recorded sound. The Tango 3.0 mixes once again it's traditional Argentine tango with jazz and electronica, and this time with extra spice in the form of inspiration from the Mississippi delta blues, New Orleans, Nashville and side streets in New York. This is Gotan Projects New World - seductive and forward looking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First impressions not good, but loving it now 30 July 2010
Format:Audio CD
When I had my first quick flick through the tracks on the CD I was not impressed. It wasn't the same as my other 2 Gotan Project albums - they were instantly appealing and very tangoesque. It felt Country in places. I like a lot of Country music but not in my Tango music. I have to say though, the more I listened to the album the more I liked it. Now I am loving it for what it is (instead of wanting it to be simply more of the same).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant but not remarkable 2 Jun 2010
By SS
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
More vocals to be heard as Gotans depart slightly from their previous instrumental formula. Pleasant without being remarkable, and still very listenable.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit disappointing compared to previous CDs 10 May 2010
By Maggy
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I'm an ardent Gotan fan so pre-ordered this latest CD. It is good, especially the tracks La Gloria and Rayuela. However, I like their more upbeat music and most of this album is rather too chilled for me - I was hoping for more tracks like Musica Brutal , Santa Maria and Mi Confession ....So overall I am disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 10 years we waited
for this second album, and what a disappointment it is. It's still good as it's them but it's damn near identical to their first album! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Geoff Ball
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as great as Revancha but good
I still love this but it's not quite as good as their previous album Revancha del Tango which blew me away when I heard it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gardenna
5.0 out of 5 stars tango
very nice cd for a very nice price. not available in belgium,so client was very happy with it.
thanks again music shop lommel belgium
Published 7 months ago by theovdh
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sound
Brilliant.. I Love the beat & sound of the sexy tango as I love dancing, love it have now got 2 cds of Gotan Project
Published 17 months ago by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I quite liked this. Modern tango can be a bit hit and miss sometimes, often with a couple of belters on an album but a lot of mediocre padding. Read more
Published on 24 April 2012 by G. P. Bartley
5.0 out of 5 stars Tango 3.0
I'm very pleased with my purchase. I received it within the following week of me placing the order. The quality of the product is excellent. I just can't stop listening to it. Read more
Published on 9 July 2011 by Isabelle
4.0 out of 5 stars A change from the past albums but nice
Buying as the first disc from Gotan Project could be somewhat dissapointing but when you put on perspective with their past works you'll notice the evolution on an unmistakeable... Read more
Published on 13 April 2011 by Alfonso Correas Serrat
3.0 out of 5 stars more of the same
Service spot on. Product ... I will stick to the previous albums. Good quality but a bit repetitive.
Published on 8 Nov 2010 by Noe
3.0 out of 5 stars same old same old
If you like Gotan project (which I do) you will enjoy this, but dont expect to be too excited, their earlier ones were fresher. Really, this is just more of the same.
Published on 29 July 2010 by foodiefan
2.0 out of 5 stars Gotan... Going, going, gone...
I found the new Gotan project album rather disappointing. It lacked the vitality of their previous musical offerings. I don't think it's a patch on Revancha del Tango or Lunatico. Read more
Published on 14 July 2010 by sallykyns
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