Gotan Project – La Revancha del Tango
The first and now classic album by Gotan Project
New reissue of La Revancha del Tango on 2xLP Vinyl records, in a gatefold kraft jacket.
“The Paris-based band have reinvented the tango for a post-modern public.” The Times
“Fusion of world music dance music are almost ubiquitous but Gotan are exceptionnal… It’s an irresistible mix, and if you missed the show, almost as sool, on their disc, La Revancha del tango” Evening standard
“Broadcasting on the BBC and worldwide for 20 years, there are a handful of records that have had such a huge impact on my listeners. Alongside the likes of the Cinematic Orchestra, Zero 7, Jill Scott and Mos Def, the Gotan Project came out and bit the listener hard. I’ll never forget the phenomenal response that tracks like ‘Tríptico’ and ‘Santa María (Del Buen Ayre)’ from ‘La revancha del tango’ invoked. Nearly a decade since that landmark release, this record has everything that I want to hear from Mssrs. Cohen Solal, Makaroff and Müller. From the opening lazy stroll of ‘Tango Square’ which ambles out of the speakers somewhere between a New Orleans funeral march and a moody, Boulevard waltz, to the sprightly gait of the rockabilly-tinged ‘De hombre a hombre’. Starting in cosy, traditional Gotan Project territory, it’s exciting to hear all this Americana creep in to the melting pot alongside those immaculately crafted electronics and, of course, the ever-present nod to the roots of Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One.” Gilles Peterson