Paris, France – The French group, Gotan Project, released a new CD Lunatico April 10 in the UK and April 11 in the US, five years after the world-famous album La Revancha del Tango sold more than a million albums worldwide. They will be on a worldwide tour this summer in June and July.
Lunatico was named after the tango hero Carlos Gardel’s champion racehorse from the 1930’s. In this album, Gotan Project are celebrating the style of Astor Piazzolla, in another classic and beautiful tribute to Tango.
To create this special sound, the Parisian Philippe Cohen Solal, Swiss-born Christoph H. Müller and the Argentinean Eduardo Makaroff first recorded at the Studio ION, in Buenos Aires where the tango master had himself recorded several of his elegant pieces. They invited many local musicians; a trombonist, a complete string section, two MC’s and Gustavo Beytelmann, the Argentinean pianist they have been recording with since their beginning.
Back in Paris, they added electronic atmosphere with the participation of artists including the percussionist Minino Garay, the vocalist Cristina Vilallonga and the Argentine bandoneonist, Nini Flores, among others.
The tour, which begins June 10 in Luxembourg and will continue through Europe through June and July before a stop in Los Angeles in August and a return to Paris for a final show October 5.