Like Gotan Project, Federico Aubele makes electro-tango, but I like this sound better, the downbeat sneaky throb of it, less flashy than the Project’s, more insinuating, ambient, enveloping, with its hip-hop bounce, its sometimes-wordless crooning by Natalie Clavier, the crisp and minor earthquakes from the accordion, the nostalgia in its lyrics. “Sadly listening / To the tuneless cry of the wind / There’s no one to save / The day,” sighs Aubele, resigned to this state of affairs, and contemplative. Ah well, he seems to say, not really expecting better luck next time. But the accordion gives a nip and a glide, and you know that even if everything remains technically gloomy, with tuneless wind and people sadly listening, the music will persevere, an amused and drunk romantic.
- Multiple songs MySpace
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work as independent cultural critics and historians. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. We need your help to keep PopMatters strong and growing. Thank you.
// Notes from the Road
"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.READ the article