La Revancha del Tango is the debut album by French musical group Gotan Project. It was released on 22 October 2001 on XL Recordings and ¡Ya Basta! Records. The album contains a cover of the title track from Frank Zappa's 1970 album Chunga's Revenge and a cover of Gato Barbieri's theme for the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris.Wikipedia
It's like high quality phone hold music.
Nice for a little, just (as my main complaint with most of the albums on here), it's pretty dang long. Nice ambient music. Cool concept, as well. Favorite tracks: "Queremos Paz", "Vuelvo Al Sur"
I didn't mind this as sort of interesting background music, but it does seem an odd choice for this list. I think you could die without having heard it.
Linen suits, eyes crouched behind smoked glass, a cappuccino on the terrazzo. The evening wears on, out comes the cognac, the fine Bolivian, lithe Polish escorts with cat eyes and cruel mouths. A dance that happens every weekend, every night in this corner of the Old World. All played out to the deadly, sclerotic beat of a music that never knew it was ever alive.
Beautiful latin music
I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to. The sounds are so smooth and calming. I'll keep this in my back pocket for studying/relaxing music.
This was really good. Nice to listen to while working, but that doesn't mean that it's shallow. It is more of 4.5, but I will give it 5 to remember it later.
I liked that album. It was good background music.
No ubicaba a Gotan Project, pero gran disco ambiental (?). Creo que logra muy bien su fusión de sonidos del tango con más géneros y se vuelve algo muy experimentalón. Lo disfruté mucho y creo que, de cierta forma, se siente su vibra noventera (aunque ya fuera un disco del nuevo milenio). "Queremos paz", "Chunga's Revenge" y "Una música brutal", mis favs. "Vuelvo al sur" tiene una que otra letra padre y como en realidad me gustó todo, aprecio igual sus "cortes" instrumentales, jaja. 10/10
Wooow super nice Argentinian vibes
Exquisito, mucho sabor de tango con toques eclécticos y ambientales. De lo mejor el cover de Frank Zappa de "Chunga's revenge".
¿Hueles eso? Huele a... ¡Huele a pepino! ¡Madre de dios, qué pepino de álbum!
Fantastic, jam-worthy, underrated album! The beats on here are so unique! I love it!
Chill, groovy, French electronic. Big fan.
I have a weak spot for southamerican music, for trippy beats and for electronic. This fusion totally hooked me from the first minute. I *think* that CD was big in Switzerland, at least I remember that cover art, but never heard of. Thanks to 1001 albums I finally got around listening to it. Will definitively listen to it more, especially for coding / concentration work.
Muito lindo. Me faz pensar no sul do mundo como um centro de cultura único. O tango, a milonga e seus demais ritmos são patrimônios de rico valor para o povo argentino bem como uruguaio e por que não sul brasileiro? Gotan deu um jeito de contar as origens com um tom de futuro. Sempre parece uma boa ideia, mas nem sempre dá certo. Mas nesse caso felizmente deu. :)
A wonderful album. A real treasure.
I really enjoy this album for it being relaxing but also not boring. There is also a distinct flavor to the sound of it overall, which is different from what I usually listen to and a pleasant change.
Tango un tanto electrónico con melodías muy suaves y muy agradable de escuchar. Todo un descubrimiento
downtempo lazy saturday music appropriated by groundforce reveals but no less good as the dust has settled
relaxing and stylish never heard anything like it. I've really been trying to get into music with no lyrics lately too and this is a perfect medium
I could listen to these chilled out tunes all day. The first thing I did upon finishing the album was start it straight back up again. A perfect blend of paired down electronica and instruments, with a great French feeling to the whole thing.
This album is slick. Hard to believe it's over 20 years old. It takes me to the bar at Hotel Costes and I’m sure Triptico was on one of CDs that bar’s DJ Stéphane Pompougnac released. I could listen to this stuff all night long.
Amazing find. Just the kind of album I like. Trip hop and tango, minimal vocals. Incredible.
Lepposaa menoa vaikkakin välillä biisit ylipitkiä.
Great album, cool vibes a lot good tracks perfect for restaurant background music.
WOW so fun!
j'ai acheté cet album a sa sortie beaucoup de classe bon musicien etun style que j'aime je voudrais danser le tango sur cela mais je suis meilleur a l'harmo
This is kind of a vibe
whoa, very good! tango meets breakbeat / electronic. 4.5/5
Good study music
No me esperaba a Gotan Project en esta lista, pero al mismo tiempo sí tiene sentido. Qué bonita forma de llevar el tango (o una fusión(?) de) a otras audiencias
Mood: both hip generic back drop music for a trendy restaurant and boppy, zone out and dance club hits. At risk of trying too hard this would be fun to throw on at a party to jam to.
Fantastic, groovy, a little clangy at times, reminds me of the "Frantic" soundtrack, a bit of north African trance with the tango.
Nice album, very good rhythms and beats!
Usually don't get as hooked for what would be "background" music otherwise but this was really well done. There were enough subtle flourishes and nuance between songs to keep it interesting and even the long songs didn't seem as long. Blatantly French, but that added an element. Also invoked Gran Turismo soundtrack vibes.
Questo disco erano anni che non lo ascoltavo. E' uno di quei dischi che ha qualcosa di sbagliato e scontato però alla fine a me un pò piace, è un pò come la pizza surgelata. Sarebbe un 3 e mezzo ma viva la vita.
It just kind of happened in my ears, and it happened well. I will listen to this again in the future when I'm looking to relax.
Tango electrónica resultona. Portishead latino. Aunque se me hizo un poco largo el álbum.
Chill Euro bar vibe.Easy to listen to when working.
Melodic Mexican calm motives.
// Favs: Queremos Paz / Epoca / Santa Maria Score: Decent 4
¿Tango electrónico? Bien, yo ya había escuchado música de Gotan Project, así que este disco no me resultó nada extraño, pero no había escuchado ninguna de estas canciones. Lo que sí me sorprendió fue que este grupo fuera francés. La primera vez que escuché algo así fue curiosamente en una clase de tango. Supongo que para los “puristas” de ese género escuchar esto es una aberración, pero a mi me pareció genial. Una visión “fresca” del género, y celebro que alguien se haya atrevido a intentarlo. Si bien el disco me agrada musicalmente, siento que el “comentario social” que tienen un par de canciones (ie El Capitalismo Foráneo) era innecesario. Siento que es más una estrategia mercadológica que un verdadero interés por los problemas sociales, pero quizá es algo de la época y lugar, ya que Manu Chao hace algo parecido (pero él se me hace más auténtico). Otra cosa interesante del disco es que las canciones que más me gustaron son las que menos parecen tango: Tríptico “me mamó”, como diría la chaviza, y también “La del Ruso” que parece música africana. Siento que 4 es demasiado, pero 3 muy poco, así que le pondría 3.5 si pudiera.
When I heard the first track I thought this album was on the list just as a nod to the whole Buddha Bar / St Germaine scene and associated compilations. When I recognized the second track, and the third, and on, I realized that this *was* that whole scene.
Interesting stuff. I had no idea what this was going into it. Very nice vibes.
Smoooooooth. Lovely Latin vibes and very chilled.
Genuinely banger orchestral tango whatever album with nice vocals. Memorable! Understated.
I like it, will definitely go back to it
Not at all what I expected. I liked the tango electrica. It was a great listen while getting some work done. Straight 4
Muuuuy bueno. Me encantó. Nunca había escuchado neotango y me fascinó.
This was pretty good and enjoyable, if a bit repetitive. Really more of a 3.5. Will check some of this group's other works for sure.
Mostly enjoyable. Seems like the one socialist rap song didn't fit the mood of the rest of the album. Very similar to Skeewiff
Yeah, OK. I can get down with this.
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Hanging tree,
the dylan album! it seems cool, i'll listen properly one day soon. maybe cool alongside juana molina
Jazzy trip-hop with a distinctly Parisian twist. Has not dated nearly as badly as other music of this era, moves along nicely, but it is too long.
Loved the lyrics in Spanish. Really like this kind of euro music
this is the most different and the most beautiful album we've listened thus far. what a shame--it looks like this album didn't even make a blip in the US! the album was wonderful as a whole, and i really can't wait to listen again. it was great to work to!
I.... am stunned. This album blew me away! Didn't know this band. I also don't quite know how to describe them. Tango? Jazz? All I know is I love it.
A cool, chilled, great background album
Mixing tango with electronic music is such a good idea, that Gotan Project's debut album still sounds fresh even to this day. The ominous feeling of the violin and the bandoneon, classic tango instruments, are put side to side with lounge beats, and the result is chilling, in a very good way. Santa María (del Buen Ayre)" and "Época" are staples to this very unique genre, and the fact that they've included a cover of Frank Zappa's "Chunga's Revenge" makes listening to this album a fantastic voyage through western music, from Argentina to the world.
Tango fusión. Está bastante bien pero ha terminado por cansarme un poco... Un 4.
þetta er good shit
Soooo good! I definitely recognized "Santa Maria" from when I was in an Electro Swing phase and listening to Pandora a lot at work. It's such a brilliant fusion of musical styles, both of which are known for their high energy and passion. It certainly set a nice mood while laying in the hammock on the balcony this afternoon.
Really cool mix of tango and modern electronics. Very smooth and evocative. Love the kinda dark vibes in "Época" and the groovy beat in "Triptico".
Cool mix of electronic beats and jazz. Very much as mood piece where most of the songs sound the same, but it is a nice chill mix to have on! My favourite track is the first one, but perhaps because I have a hard time telling them apart? I do appreciate the sampled spoken Spanish (the sampled vocals sounds like it may be from a film or something with some effect on the vocal - reminds me of maybeshewill?). Very enjoyable!
something completely different for me. it was interesting experience, last 2 songs - best.
Neo tango is interesting. Drums too much but sounds good at all
Very good chilled beats
Enjoyable listen. Great to have on in the background, but still interesting if you pay attention to it.
This music is more about taking your body on a journey than your mind. The beats make you shake your butt and the acoustic instruments keep your brain occupied just enough, allowing your butt to shake on it's own, without your dumb brain getting in the way. Literal dance music. But the kind for when you've had a glass or two of wine, rather than the kind for when you've had some pingers and you aint stopping.
This album was surprisingly fun to listen to, especially as background noise while I did work.
It's an aight album, nothing special, has some good tunes. 4/5
Never heard this, I think I love it a little?
Easy listening, last few songs aren't great as a different style
8/10. Was not expecting to like this since Wikipedia listed one of the genres as Electronica, but was pleasantly surprised. It is both pleasant to listen to, and interesting.
Interesting instruments. Sounds middle eastern, jazzy and electronic at the same time. Has some Indian themes as well. Definitely worth another listen.
Very funky and cool album, I kept thinking it was hispanic, but a few tracks starting showing those French roots of the accordion that I picture with films like Ratatouille. Listened while I was on a walk which was nice too. Very enjoyable album.
Nice and chill, would play again
Very enjoyable surprise. The pieces sounds simple and stripped down, though they have a very pronounced latin-flavor and layering, with a steady beat that drives them forward. Really enjoyed this offering.
What can I say, I have a soft spot for 00s electronic chillout albums like this, especially for late-night work (it's that or "Gaucho")
Great album. Surprised to find it on this list, but I enjoyed it when it came out and I enjoyed it again now.
very cool....Astor Piazzolla IDM
Ehhh...not sure this should be on the list anymore. It seems very dated by today's standards. But I'm sure it was groundbreaking in its day. Nothing I really would search out to listen to in its entirety again, but some individual tracks are decent.
The album reminded me of instrumental music you would hear in a restaurant. This is not to say I didn’t enjoy it but it was too long clocking in at just under 90 minutes. I really need to read the book to see why this made the list.
Good background music
Not bad but the Come Dine With Me thing just made the whole thing sound like a backing track or theme tune. What a sad little life.
Some good some Eh
Liked first few songs, but not later ones. The ones that were what seems for me classical tango were good.
Prima achtergrond. Beetje tango met beats
Fun and kind of sexy. Annoyed it didn't actually feature the Come Dine With Me theme tune, but the Finish Advert music will have to do I guess
Electrotango & chill.
Early on the album surprised me and found a delightful european cafe and background instrumental groove that I really enjoyed while working. I was lening 4, but later on it became repetitive and I have to cut down to 3.
Mild. Cool genre, good background. Sounds like copyright-free music.
Pues bien, vibras muy chill, parecido a lo que despues llamamos chill hop de hecho, musiquita de fondo para estudiar o etc., solo me da curiosidad por qué incluyeron este disco en la lista. Me gustó sobre todo la primera canción y Santa Maria del Buen Ayre, pero he de confesar que sí le di adelantar a varias porque como todo este género es monótono. Si les gustó este álbum puedo recomendar Chairman Maf. Mood: cómo que nisiquiera son argentinxs?
I'm sure I've heard most of this on ads and home improvement shows. If I ever open a beach bar somewhere I know what to play
Hey, that song is on an advert
A fine album but again nothing too note worthy. Would not search it out but would be fine if it came on at like a restaurant or something
Not bad, and makes for nice background music, but ultimately feels very same-y throughout, with most songs not feeling like they build up to much
Vraiment pas mal, j'ai adoré le mélange de sonorités d'Amérique latine et de techno/micro. Je ne suis pas fan de ce genre de musique, le manque de parole fait que j'accroche difficilement avec ce type de chansons mais je reconnais la qualité indéniable du travail fournit sur cet album.
A solid 3. Agree it's good background music, peppy enough to get a good flow going.
Enjoyable instrumentals throughout. However, tracks are same-y. Good background music
This isn’t my style of music but I didn’t hate it. Good for background music, but nothing in particular stood out to me.
OK, sounds very early 2000s ibiza lounge bar-ey
Pretty funky, not sure it's my kinda thing, I can see the appeal. Sorta jazzy but I think I'd rather listen to jazz, ya know.
decent to run to. Probably better to dance to. Like the accordion. The songs with vocals were more enjoyable.
It's not bad. But it does verge on the corny for me, as it ALMOST reminds me of electro swing which I find to be the most reprehensible form of music ever conceived. I think French music in general I've never really grasped or fully appreciated (except for maybe Satie) and probably due to my own ignorance, the type of music being referenced here as the basis just kind of goes over my head and comes off as a little kitsch. I can hear some Portishead at a superficial level as well which is probably the frame of reference that allows me to at least have some appreciation for it.
Instrumental tango remix. Good
Good album that I will keep mind of when I need background or study music, the songs are all quite similar though so I would get bored listening to it in other circumstances. Personally I wouldn't say it is a must listen album. Favourite song: Chunga's revenge
I enjoyed it, and could easily listen to it again. Overall I mostly think it was nice as background music, which isn't to say it was bad (in fact I'm often looking for nice music for during work!). I could see myself play this during a dinner party.
Ok…. But fell somewhere between proper chill out and dancey
Downtempo. French,, kinda cool. Added a track or 2 to my Downtempo playlist. 3/5.
Me decepcionó bastante y le doy la tercera estrella muy apenas. El recuerdo que tenía de Gotan Project era de mañanas de cruda en el Oktoberfest hace 11 años y por alguna razón recuerdo que en aquel entonces me gustó, aunque quizá era otro de sus discos. No es música mala, simplemente es que la mezcla de lounge con Tango se vuelve tediosa cuando oyes una hora completa de eso. De pronto hasta se siente demasiado mamón el "Argentina… Buenos Aires" Ay cálmate wey.
Música muy agradable, si bien nada extraordinario. Arriba del ruido de fondo genérico, seguro pondré de nuevo este disco para musicalizar alguna actividad inconsecuente. 2.5 que sube a 3 porque sí pienso escucharlo de nuevo.
A big surprise it started great, but then slowly got dull for my taste. It’s definitely worth a second listen though. And I will do that.
This is so close to something great, but it falls short. There is a spark of something really interesting here, but it flies a little too close to background music. Still, not unpleasant. Just... not living up to its full potential. This is music for people who hear something like Budos Band or Dub Trio and think, "this would be great if it was toned down even further."
Interesting. Might check out more once in a while
A chill beat with a spicy flavor. Would listen again.
An argot is not "Argo." "Argo" was a movie about the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis starring Ben Affleck. Pretty decent flick. Argo was the ship that Jason and the Argonauts built with help from the gods. Argot is neither of those things. It's a slang language used to prevent outsiders from understanding conversations. Y'know, like pig Latin. And actually, the argot from which the name "Gotan Project" derives - Lunfardo, an argot of Rioplatense Spanish (the dialect spoken in Argentina) - is a lot like pig Latin. Tango, with beats and breaks and jazz elements, from a Paris trio with Argentine, French, and Swiss members? Well that sounds interesting. And the style is interesting... for a little while. Then it all blends into the background and feels little same-y. When the Argentinian tango sound is most prevalent is when Gotan Project are at their best. Otherwise it's usually just pretty generic late 90s/early 00s electronica. Reminds me of Portishead, just not nearly as good. But of course, is anyone? Again, when the tango is the driving force in songs, it's better. Iyay ivegay ityay eethray arsstay. Ecentday inyay ethay ackgroundbay.
Very cool. Impressive blending of tango and electronica - the swing of the traditional influence is maintained even after all of the production. Worth a listen
i'm sure this is interesting to someone. i did not find it to be terribly compelling, but i think that's just a matter of personal taste.
Very good vibe. Nice french beats, reminds me of a chill version of basement jaxx, just because of the cover. Its a little much sometimes with the solo violin or french harmonica. They can cut your ears at times. A 3 to mee.
Endnu et instrumentalt album med lange ensformige numre... Men nu på spansk
Buen disco. Interesante
Better than expected, actually quite nice background music.
Long, instrumental, sticks to one idea but does it well. Great background music for working.
Pretty fun blend of styles
-"Chunga's Revenge" is a cover of the Frank Zappa song, but I could barely tell lol -"Tríptico" has this cool backing groove going on. Very chill, but stuff's going on enough to make it interesting, and it picks up as the song goes on. -I like the intense, syncopated motif in "Una Música Brutal" -"Last Tango in Paris" has like a cool funky groove and a classic French song overlaid on top of each other -"La Del Ruso" has a cool swoosh sound in it and great groove throughout -Very strong 3, but nothing crazy to really pull me back to it, but incredibly solid music
This was very easy to listen to; it was perfect for both background music and active listening! It reminds me of more upbeat elevator music, and I LOVED the latin flair. Now I am wondering, if someone is going to play "elevator music" in an actual elevator, why they would settle for anything less than this. I didn't feel like I needed to try to understand the occasional, minimal lyrics; they felt more atmospheric than anything and added a nice vibe. This album was a nice surprise!
nice unstrumental album, doesn't become boring and is quite diverse
I didn't love it, but this is the kind of thing that makes this list worth it. Discover new bands, new songs, new ways of thinking in music. Listening to this kind of "pop tango" was very surprising and also a good experience.
Perfectly good background music. I'd hardly call it an essential album though.
Instrumental grooves and chill Latin beats
Pros: - I really just love moody noir music... and this album feels like it was created out of red wine, cigarettes, a one night stand after a chance meeting in a jazz bar, and the sound of footsteps down a Parisian alley. - Chunga's Revenge - what a name. Love the snare ghost notes that pull the rhythm off-beat. Cons: - It's place on this list is IMO debatable. It's a very cool overall sound but I wonder what albums aren't on this list that this album has taken the place of. Misc:
Another definition of a 3, perfectly nice to listen to, instantly forgettable. Would be good as a background soundtrack while doing something
Okay, this is pretty smooth. I like the mix of old-school (jazz patterns, Latin influences) and new (electronic beats). A lot of it blends together for me, and I think it would have benefitted from a shorter run time, but it's something I can see myself come back to. C
Pretty good, but also pretty same-y. I liked it but probably don't need to hear it again. Reminds me of the background parts of Igorrr sort of, when he's being all french-y.
A fun little album, grooving up tango with some beats. If it’s a project of limited depth, it is at least clearly created with love. And there’s a very special reason I like this album which shall remain private…
It was fine as background music while I cooked. I wouldn't listen to it again.
Chill tunes. No individual song blew me away, but it was very good to have on in the background as I was reading or working.
Some interesting arrangements and beats. Got to love a tango.
Well this was certainly something different and I enjoyed it quite a lot
Smoooth stuff, first two songs slap, it's all pretty fun and different. Not quite the diamond standard but very good
this is pretty much peak Hold music as far as I am concerned.
Interesting take on tango - good background music I guess.
Alright, though some bits get a bit too repetitive and metronomy for me.
I think it was nice while it was on but really drags on during the later half. Don't get me wrong, these are some excellent bass grooves and I like that they savor every bit of it. I just feel like it could have been streamlined a tad and still have gotten the point across. One of the more satisfying listens through this series.
Jai aime, un genre de jazz nouveau, cependant cest un peu long. 3
Perfect album cover art. Smooth and a little sexy.
Tango - Ambient - Electric sound. New? I don't know, but I like tango. So anyway (5/10) FT: Época, Santa Maria
It’s pleasant when it’s on, but doesn’t really blow me away in any way. Good to just kick back and relax to, but beyond that I don’t see too much. 6/10
This rolls along merrily like a peleton on the long straight roads of a flat stage in the TDF.
Maybe not one of the greatest but I really enjoyed the vibe. Laid back, mainly instrumental, rhythmical and well produced. I'll be listening again.
I like this a lot. Definitely on the play list for the future.
Music for cafes and tapas bars. It was hard to go out in the last 20 years and not hear Epoca playing somewhere. The album is nicely done but there is an element of sameness to all the songs, though that would probably be true of any tango album.
groovey oontsy tango good for biking and aligning optics
Favourite track(s): Chunga's revenge Somewhat hard to pick a favourite. All very danceble, none shining all too bright though. Over time, the tango-typical parts of the instrumentals become a bit tedious. But interesting to hear how a band would approach this genre of Electro Tango. It sounds as if Electro Swing was at least in part inspired by this kind of music. However, this is probably a chicken and egg situation.
Enjoyable electronica. Nice and groovy. Slow builds that never get too big.
Nice mix of genres.
Here's a bit of a quirky one. Supposedly an electronic album, but it's got an undeniable South American flair to it, apparently they are going for Argentinian tango music. Without looking it up, I'm taking the title to maybe be "the revenge of Tango"? I definitely enjoyed a few songs on here, though some ran on for a bit too long. Not as focused or impactful as some of the Latin jazz-y albums we've had so far, but still a fun listen. Favorite tracks: Chunga's Revenge, Triptico, La del Ruso. Album art: A chest with the band name tattooed on. I mean technically there's a level of creativity to that, but it's really boring. 3.5/5
Not my thing, background noise only
More interesting than enjoyable. There are some interesting sounds and solid beats to be found but I found myself losing interest quite often. I'd say it was a 2.5 for me, giving a 3 for at least being something new to my ears.
I wasn't previously familiar with Gotan Project although I had heard Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre). It reminds me a lot of St Germain (Ludovic Navarre) who is also a French musician. Great album to put on in the background while working, cooking, hanging out...
Top notch background music. When Ainsley opens up her bakery, this will be the first album on.
It was good not great. One and done.
Credit should be given where credit is due. If I hadn't heard this in early 202, I wouldn't have listened to the Astor Piazzolla Prom in 2002 (it wasn't just Piazzolla, but that's what took me to it, and that's what stuck, and that's why he gets the credit, damnit!), and my life would still be much the poorer. It was a fun album then, different enough to actually be considered a little sophisticated – in much the same way a certain demographic thinks of the Pete Tong Classical "crossover" albums as a little sophisticated – but now feels a little worn. Maybe it was commercial-breaked to death, tarnished by association with the neo-bourgeoisie. I'll be generous. A lot of its afterlife isn't directly its own fault.
A crap shoot, a mashup of two genres that offer nothing better than listening to the genres individually
Eh, not my thing. Partial listen 20/1/21
No pues no conectó...
Quisiera ponerle más estrellas pero no traigo cambio jefe, a la vuelta.
Knew the second song on the album, don't love the music
sounds very 90s, trippy dub mixed with tango, bit portishead. But also a bit elevator music/lounge music-y. Personally not a fan of the accordion or the vocals.
Just not a good mix of the different sounds. It’s missing vocalists, whether rappers or singers, to put more life out of this album, which is an hour of repetitive beats.
not that interesting
C’est pas mauvais, mais c’est pas bon non plus. Je peux comprendre que dans le style tango c’est bon. Mais non merci. Si j’en réécoute c’est que je vais aux toilettes au Cosmos à Québec.
Honestly, the tones we're a little anxiety inducing at times. Not for me.