The distinctive sound of the Gotan Project, which merges electronica with tango and other traditional South American forms, is further refined and expanded on the group's sophomore release, LUNATICO. The album is more eclectic and ambitious than its predecessor, with intriguing instrumentation that includes bandoneon and strings. Guests include Calexico and vocalist Christina Villalonga (who join forces on the striking opener "Amore Porteno"), rapper Xoxmo, and musical director Gustavo Beytelmann, among others. LUNATICO finds the Gotan Project immersing itself more deeply in the tango, while still trafficking in trip-hop, downtempo, and ambient textures, creating a fine example of fresh, world music fusion.
Additional personnel: Gustavo Beytelmann (piano).
1. Amor Porteno (featuring Calexico)
2. Notas (featuringJuan Carlos Cacares)
6. Mi Confesion (featuring Koxmoz)
7. Tango Cancion
8. La Viguela
11. Domingo (featuring Jimi Santos)
12. Paris, Texas
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