This week in music

Lunatico – Gotan Project
Label: Xl Recordings
Release Date: 11 April 2006
Genre(s): Electronica, Downtempo/Nu-Tango

I normally wouldn’t want to stray into a habit of reviewing music that isn’t ‘up to the minute’ or currently in charts but I had to share this.  In the lead up to my trip to Spain next year, this budding  españa-phile is discovering a world of international electronica that sits outside current musical trends.  Gotan Project is one such discovery.

The group was founded back in 1999 by DJ and musician Philippe Cohen Solal and former members of Boyz from Brazil (Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H Müller).  ‘Gotan‘ (an anagram of tango),  have pioneered a fusion of tango and spanish influences with downtempo electronica and dance beats.  ‘Lunatico‘ is a strangely sexy selection of seductive, sophisticated sounds.  Put that in your pipe and illiterate it!  Their next album ‘Tango 3.0‘ is due for release on April 19th 2010 and will surely be another success.

Check them out at:  http://www.myspace.com/gotanproject

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