Magazine article New Internationalist

Inspracion - Espiracion

Magazine article New Internationalist

Inspracion - Espiracion

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Inspración - Espiración

by Gotan Project

(Wrasse WRASS126 2CD)

One of the pleasures of the Gotan Project is that their tango-based music is as slithery as the dance itself when it comes to categorization. Yes, Inspiration - Espiracion, like the 2001 La Revancha del Tango album that inspired it, is pure Argentinean passion but it's also dubby, funky, sad. It is as if the Paris-based Gotan trio were digging down to the roots of a music that began in Africa and is here modified with a contact with jazz, electronics and reggae.

The end result is a much-varied album that builds suspense into its heart, right from the supple Piazolla 'Cite Tango' that opens the CD. Gotan's Philippe Cohen Solal has franchised out the task of remixing La Revancha to a host of luminaries, including Calexico, Pepe Braddock and the Anti-Pop Consortium. …

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