Lunatico

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  • Summary: A Frenchman, a Swiss and an Argentine walked into a band, and the result was the tango-tronica sound of Gotan Project, who return with a follow-up to their 2002 debut.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. If you’re after dark, bloody romance with a twist, look no further.
  2. The trip-hop stylings have been toned down to a murmur as traditional Latino structures and devices come waltzing gloriously to the fore.
  3. Billboard
    80
    Continues in [the debut's] innovative spirit, both elemental and experimental. [15 Apr 2006]
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    A bit formulaic, but winning. [14 Apr 2006, p.86]
  5. More skilled than the debut, Lunatico is no sophomore slump, though hardcore house music fans may want to wait for remixes.
  6. The dance tracks are collectively less distinctive than the slower, more calculated pieces, but still well enough constructed to stay interesting throughout for the sake of dancing or listening.
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    Succeeds in sounding exotic. [Jun 2006, p.115]

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  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    I love this so much, even if you don't understand some of the songs the sound alone speaks volumes. The experimental mix of tango andI love this so much, even if you don't understand some of the songs the sound alone speaks volumes. The experimental mix of tango and electronic music is well done and brings a whole new original sound that pretty much belongs to them. Expand
  2. KarimS
    Jul 19, 2006
    10
    AMazing CD. I found it far superior than the first one. Great listening. Go get it
  3. Only
    Apr 17, 2006
    10
    better than their first
  4. esusdadp
    Dec 14, 2006
    10
    Stunning, and as others have said this really is even better than Gotan Project's first album, which is saying something. Every emotion Stunning, and as others have said this really is even better than Gotan Project's first album, which is saying something. Every emotion is played out in the songs, and the album matures with repeated listening until it is a pure joy. Quite how the NOW reviewer could say the music can get pretty "stagnant" is beyond belief. Trust the meta reader review ratings above all else, you won't regret it as the last piano chords of 'Paris, Texas' fade away... Collapse
  5. snazzym
    Apr 14, 2006
    9
    recored in buenos aires, this second lp gets right down to the core of latin american tradition, with modern production sensibilities. a recored in buenos aires, this second lp gets right down to the core of latin american tradition, with modern production sensibilities. a maturation of their debut, 'lunatico' presses all the right buttons for late night activities like smoking a bifta, doing a tango with your friends or licking your girlfriends armpits. Expand
  6. Wolfie
    May 26, 2006
    9
    In a subtle change in direction since their debut album Gotan Project go back to their Argentinean Tango roots but mix in an inspired helping In a subtle change in direction since their debut album Gotan Project go back to their Argentinean Tango roots but mix in an inspired helping of Parisian cafe cigarette smoke to provide a refreshingly original cross genre sound that provides a beautifully rich album from beginning to end. Somewhat reminiscent of Saint Germain but fused with a Latin flavour this makes perfect listening for your more traditional chillout aficionado. Inspired. Expand
  7. aurom
    May 2, 2006
    9
    great rythm, very innovative, won't disappoint even the more hardcore tango fans