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La Revancha Del Tango

Gotan Project

2001

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La Revancha Del Tango
Album Summary

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.

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3.04

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Genres

  • Electronica
  • Jazz
  • World

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

It's like high quality phone hold music.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

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.

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Thu May 13 2021
1

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.

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Mon May 03 2021
3

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"

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

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.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

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.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
1

DVD menu music. It's a no from me.

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Wed May 19 2021
1

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.

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Fri Jun 28 2024
5

Something different, always good to see. Fresh and different - jazzy but modern. Great vibes, love finding stuff I've never heard of before. Maybe it's background-y, but very enjoyable. 5*

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Sun Jun 23 2024
4

That was actually pretty cool. Some Tango music mixed with electronica? Yes please! I wouldn’t have thought this record to be this chilled but still refreshing at the same time.

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Sat Jun 29 2024
4

I like how they blend electronic music with tango. This made my workday enjoyable.

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Mon Jul 08 2024
4

It's like 70% of the time there's an artist I've never heard of in this book, the album is pretty forgettable. 20% of the time, it's just bad. And 10% of the time it's a cool discovery like the TPAB of electrotango. This was cool. 3.5/5

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Fri Jun 28 2024
3

Different, and not bad, but I think it's kind of odd.

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Fri Jun 28 2024
3

A bit long, but quite enjoyable jazzy electronica.

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Tue May 21 2024
2

Why? When should this album be listened to? It makes no sense and sparks no joy.

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Fri Jun 21 2024
2

La Revancha del Tango is the debut album by Gotan Project, originally released in 2001. I'm not well versed in electronic music, so I'll keep this review short and sweet. The music is unique enough. They've got a kinda trip-hop vibe going on. There are some cool Latin influences in the guitar playing and I dig the Spanish vocals. They keep it French tho, adding accordion over the songs. They mix the accordion with a delay pedal a lot which adds to a cool psychedelic effect. Overall there wasn't enough variety between the songs for me. A bit too dull.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
1

The first track felt like an intro to something potentially promising. Unfortunately, it wasn't. It's just very basic, boring electronica with some splashes of tango and french cabaret music. I was hoping the Zappa cover would be interesting (I do adore Frank Zappa). But again, it wasn't. I skipped the last three tracks.

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Thu Mar 02 2023
1

I found this to be droning. If you want to hear a good album in this genre try Lovage:Music to Make Love To Your Old Lady By

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Thu Mar 09 2023
1

By listening to this, we have deprived an elevator somewhere of its music

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Thu Nov 16 2023
1

1.5. This is the kind of music that plays in hotel pools and lobbies when they’re trying to duck song licensing fees and just loop royalty free music. Not a compelling listen whatsoever.

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Sun May 30 2021
5

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.

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Mon Mar 08 2021
5

I liked that album. It was good background music.

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Wed May 19 2021
5

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

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Wooow super nice Argentinian vibes

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Exquisito, mucho sabor de tango con toques eclécticos y ambientales. De lo mejor el cover de Frank Zappa de "Chunga's revenge".

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Thu Apr 08 2021
5

¿Hueles eso? Huele a... ¡Huele a pepino! ¡Madre de dios, qué pepino de álbum!

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Sun May 30 2021
5

Fantastic, jam-worthy, underrated album! The beats on here are so unique! I love it!

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Fri Sep 03 2021
5

Chill, groovy, French electronic. Big fan.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

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. :)

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

A wonderful album. A real treasure.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

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.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

Tango un tanto electrónico con melodías muy suaves y muy agradable de escuchar. Todo un descubrimiento

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Wed May 04 2022
5

downtempo lazy saturday music appropriated by groundforce reveals but no less good as the dust has settled

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

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

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

Great latino music with a lot of soul

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

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.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

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.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Amazing find. Just the kind of album I like. Trip hop and tango, minimal vocals. Incredible.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Surprisingly great! And I only say surprisingly because this was completely foreign to me in every definition of the word. 5 stars!

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Thu Oct 20 2022
5

I wish all projects were Gotan. The sexy parts of tango with a dash of future, hip-hop, and theater.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

Valeu demais para conhecer e querer escutar mais. Versões de tango bem desenvolvidas.

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Wed Jan 25 2023
5

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.

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Wed Feb 01 2023
5

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!

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Thu Apr 27 2023
5

This is a great album. lovely Mediterranean /South American/ambient vibe.

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Tue Aug 22 2023
5

Perfect album to chill out to for an hour on my flight

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Wed Oct 18 2023
5

Discazo. En su época lo machaqué en el CD del auto. Me siguen gustando casi todas las canciones. En especial Vuelvo al sur, El capitalismo foráneo, Una música brutal, Santa María o Queremos paz. Imprescindible. En la edición aniversario está Diciembre 2001 que es otro bombazo de canción.

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Thu Oct 19 2023
5

Great low, relaxing key background music. Really like the vocals in other languages

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Fri Oct 20 2023
5

Latin with strings, mostly instrumental. Really good!

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Wed Nov 29 2023
5

I've had Gotan Project's cover of Whatever Lola Wants in my collection for a while. It's great to hear more. This was a wonderful hour of me doing the tango in my mind.

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Wed Nov 29 2023
5

I haven’t even been able to get through the entire album yet today, but I am ready to give my rating. The album so far is great and I have full faith that the few tracks I have remaining as my bedtime lullaby will not disappoint.

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Wed Nov 29 2023
5

"Época" and "Santa Maria" are staples of my beloved 13-year-old Pandora channel, my having given them big thumbs up in the past, and even having downloaded "Época" years ago before I was on the streaming. I loved listening to this whole album. Not a surprise, as I love me some tango, and I love me this neotango electronica.

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Sat Dec 23 2023
5

This was new to me but I really like this kind of latin-infused stuff.

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Wed Dec 27 2023
5

that cover ohmygod ohmygod WHY didn’t I listen to this when it was generated? I thought it sounded unique, listened to a piece, enjoyed it, BUT DIDN’T LISTEN TO THE ALBUM. I think this is as close as the list will get to art music. Excluding Indian classical music. About that, why is it on here when ANY sort of Western art isn’t?! I’m unaware what any of the lyrics mean, but as I always say, I view lyrics as less important than music, a perspective influenced by my love for classical music. This is a prime example of fantastic music with sparse lyricism (I think they’re mainly sampled). Like the antithesis to hip-hop: technical proficiency! Everybody here is complaining about ‘hold music’. Instrumental music isn’t immediately bad purely because it’s instrumental. The music isn’t insanely repetitive either; the pieces flow and move. How many albums can you name with a more unique feel? Electronic beats mixed with tango rhythm is a fabulous concept, especially for someone who enjoys all kinds of dance music — a unique ‘mix’ (pun intended). Throw in the fact it’s French (the band — I’m aware the lyrics are not) and a front cover with a man’s sternocleidomastoids and right collarbone (mmmmm)… Favourite pieces: ALL OF THEM I CAN’T CHOOSE (but probably ‘Época’)

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Thu Dec 28 2023
5

Really liked them! Great album to cook to

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Tue Jan 02 2024
5

Great Neo Tango music! Meanwhile the album is a milestone!

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Thu Feb 01 2024
5

9/10 really really loved this but I wish I had more to say about it

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Wed Feb 07 2024
5

Absolutely loved this slow vibe!

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Tue Feb 20 2024
5

Fun! a little too much for a work day but I can't fault a 5 star album, too bad they were one and done.

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Wed Feb 28 2024
5

Dreamy beats over Spanish revolution. More, please.

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Wed Feb 28 2024
5

A revolución in its own time for traditional tango with an updated beat.

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Mon Mar 04 2024
5

Não conhecia! Achei interessante incrível e já estou a procura em formato físico!

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Tue Mar 19 2024
5

At first glance, it could be mistaken for a obscure electronic album made by a Latin American outfit based on the album cover and title. Once one goes deeper into the album, one could be surprised to learn that, while this is a obscure electronic album, it was actually made by French musicians. Apart from that information, and the fact that there is a Zappa song cover and a cover of the title track to one of the more infamous films of the 1970s, there is very little to be gleaned from this collection. Which is probably for the best because any more info could potentially sully whatever hard earned vibe this album has going. More eyes and ears have to be set upon this, regardless of the intentional (?) misnomer.

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Wed Jul 17 2024
5

Electrotango works a lot better than what I expected. I feel if you're not used to the album it will come along as very elevator music-ish, but for me it felt like a great spin to already a very underrated genre

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Wed Oct 14 2020
4

Lepposaa menoa vaikkakin välillä biisit ylipitkiä.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

Great album, cool vibes a lot good tracks perfect for restaurant background music.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

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

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

whoa, very good! tango meets breakbeat / electronic. 4.5/5

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Wed May 19 2021
4

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

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

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.

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Tue May 04 2021
4

Fantastic, groovy, a little clangy at times, reminds me of the "Frantic" soundtrack, a bit of north African trance with the tango.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Nice album, very good rhythms and beats!

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

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.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

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.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

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.

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Tango electrónica resultona. Portishead latino. Aunque se me hizo un poco largo el álbum.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Chill Euro bar vibe.Easy to listen to when working.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

Melodic Mexican calm motives.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

// Favs: Queremos Paz / Epoca / Santa Maria Score: Decent 4

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Tue Aug 24 2021
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.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

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.

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