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.
- In North America: Tricota, 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.