Tricota (Galileo, 2010)
Buenos Aires neotango band Otros Aires gets better and better with time. Tricota, the band’s third album, continues to blend elegant traditional tango vocals and bandoneon with edgy electronic beats and samples. Otros Aires describes itself as “Primera banda arqueológica-electrónica de tango” (first archaelogogical-eletronic tango band).
In previous recordings, Otros Aires’ musicians played all instruments. On Tricota, however, Miguel Di Genova and his colleagues invited two of Argentina’s finest tango orchestras: Orquesta Erica Di Salvo and la Orquesta Los Reyes del Tango, conducted by Maestro Ricardo Sánchez Rivera.
Tradition and modernity live together in Tricota. Miguel Di Genova has become of contemporary tango’s finest singer-songwriters, capturing the essence of early tango vocals applied to 21st century life.
The current line-up includes Miguel Di Genova on vocals, guitars, sequencers and videos; Omar Massa on bandoneón; Diego Ramos on piano and keyboards; and Martin Bruhn on drums and percussion.