Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

GOTAN PROJECT

Tango 3.0

2010-04-29

With its third release, Gotan Project continues to meld traditional Argentine sounds with modern electronics to create a dynamic sound. From the reading of excerpts of Argentine author Jules Cortazar's novel, Rayuela, (in the song of the same name), to the liberal use of the bandoneon (an accordion-like instrument), there is plenty of Argentine flavor to this disc. Highlights include "La Gloria", which features legendary Argentine football commentator Victor Hugo Morales mimicking his famous "Goooooooal!" proclamation, but instead, he shouts, "Goooootaaaaan!". (It's awesome...check it out!) Another highlight is the song "Rayuela" (Hopscotch), which features children counting out a little hopscotch rhyme. I've always liked Gotan Project, but this release culminates into the best work they've done so far. Rebecca Ruth

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 07/2009

    SILA AND THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE
    Black President

  • reviewed 03/2008

    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2

  • reviewed 06/2012

    VARIOUS
    Cafe con Musica

  • reviewed 06/2010

    SERGIO MENDES
    BOM TEMPO BRASIL REMIXED

  • reviewed 08/2009

    K'NAAN
    Troubadour

  • reviewed 09/2006

    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    Explorations

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.