Vivo en Otros Aires (Galileo Music, 2009)
While many musicians are attempting to create electronic tango combinations, very few manage to deliver music that is new, edgy and alluring. The best known of the global tango electronica acts is Bajofondo. Now you need to add Otros Aires to the list of most attractive electronic tango acts.
Their latest release is Vivo en Otros Aires (I Live in Other Airs), on Spanish label Galileo Music, shows the live experience of one of the finest contemporary tango crossover acts. The electronics do not overpower the acoustic instruments.
The bandoneon, performed by Omar Massa and the mesmerizing vocals of Miguel Di Genova (who also plays guitars, samples and electronics) dominate the recording. The rest of the band includes Diego Ramos on piano and Manu Mayol on drums and percussion.
Most of the material is composed of original compositions by the members of the band. Miguel Di Genova, a brilliant storyteller, guides the listener throughout the album, narrating fascinating stories about the remarkable characters that populate the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and Barcelona (where some of the band members spent some time). The 13 songs of this live CD are the result of the recordings made at the ND Ateneo Theatre of Buenos Aires on November 2007. Additional pieces were recorded live in Italy, Belgium, and Holland.
Vivo en Otros Aires brings the intimacy of a live performance with melodic and rhythmic surprises by one of the leading Argentine contemporary acts strongly rooted in tango tradition.
- In North America: Vivo en Otros Aires, Dos and Otros Aires
- In Europe: Vivo en Otros Aires, Dos
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.