The Bottom Line
- Turned-on electronic tango
- "Santa Maria (del buen ayre)" video
- Second CD basically remix of first
- Two-disc set, enhanced format.
- Released by XL Recordings, UK
- Fresh take on Frank Zappa's "Chunga's Revenge"
Guide Review - GoTan Project - La Revancha del Tango
The first album by the GoTan Project, La Revancha is an eclectic fusion of Argentine tango rhythm, electronic synthesizer and native Argentinean instruments. Incorporating the bandoneon with violin and some vocals, the sound is smooth, sexy and hip.
Most of the material was written by GoTans core group of musicians, but theyve added a great version of Frank Zappas Chungas Revenge as well as Gato Barbieris theme from The Last Tango in Paris. The ten tracks are rounded out with a version of Astor Piazzollas Vuelvo Al Sur.
The album received a couple of years of play in Europe and sold 500,000 copies worldwide before being released here in the U.S. But it's here at last, and it could make accordion music popular again.
If youve seen the hot argentine tango performed by Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere (his part sure looked easier) in Shall We Dance, then youve heard the most popular cut on the album, Santa Maria (del buen ayre). I liked the dance, but I like the music more.