It's like high quality phone hold music.
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.
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"
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.
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.
Lo siento amigos. No puedo con esto. Esos beats downtempo son tan desesperantes, mejor hubieran incluido un disco de, no sé, TANGOOO. Esto es una mierda para vender el género a gringos genéricos.
DVD menu music. It's a no from me.
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
Great latino music with a lot of soul
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.
Surprisingly great! And I only say surprisingly because this was completely foreign to me in every definition of the word. 5 stars!
I wish all projects were Gotan. The sexy parts of tango with a dash of future, hip-hop, and theater.
Valeu demais para conhecer e querer escutar mais. Versões de tango bem desenvolvidas.
Good for the zone
In de basis een dansplaat (tango), maar voor mij vooral een heerlijke luisterplaat. Prachtige combinatie van klassieke instrumenten en opzet (tango) en de moderne mogelijkheden en opzet (beats). Het zit ontzettend goed in elkaar. Lekker ongeforceerd. Meerdere lagen neerzetten als een eenvoudig geheel. Dat is een prestatie.
I've had this album on HEAVY rotation for the last 20 years. I'm absolutely tickled that it made the list. Hey, one fewer scottish new wave post punk boy album!
This is a great album. lovely Mediterranean /South American/ambient vibe.
Perfect album to chill out to for an hour on my flight
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.
Interesting stuff. Enjoyable listen. Nice background music. Could even fall asleep to it. That's not to say it's boring. Ambient at times. Often static. It's got some cool. I dig, man.
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
I haven't listened to the whole thing but it's a banger from what I heard so far tango was definitely resuscitated with this masterpiece vuelvo al sure, santa maria and una musical brutal
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?