Gotan project La Revancha Del Tango (íYa Basta!) Rating: NNNNN
With Brazilian music long stripped to the bone by the sampler, you have to wonder why it took so long for someone to look a couple countries to the south for beats. Transplanted Argentine duo Gotan Project cook up the future sound of tango in their Paris studio, combining the stately swing of accordion music with subtle, slow-moving beats. The alluring result on La Revancha Del Tango sounds like an electrified Astor Piazzolla, all delicate style and grace, totally organic and very tasteful. All fusion should sound this smooth.