Mar Dulce

July 15, 2008 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 15, 2008
  • Release Date: July 15, 2008
  • Label: Decca Crossover
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Surco Records J.V.
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  • Total Length: 1:15:12
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  • ASIN: B001C39G5O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,341 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Juan Mobili on September 14, 2008
Format: Audio CD
For those who are not familiar with traditional Tango nor heard any of the current representatives of its electro-forms, it worth knowing that Gustavo Santaolalla's production and leadership as well as Daniel Melingo's voice in a couple of tracks, makes this album something you ought to explore immediately.

Just like it happened with Astor Piazzolla--I'm comparing reactions to new versions of a traditional musical form, not suggesting that these guys are as revolutionary nor seminal as the great Piazzolla--any innovations performed on a genre as beloved like Tango will breed as many critics as new worshippers. I think this is equal parts respect for its traditonal forms as the unwillingness of some to accept the evolution of a powerful musical form.

That said, Bajofondo--along with Gotan Project--is a band to listen to if you are thinking of immersing yourself in the archetypal Argentine music' state of affairs. This particular album, to me, has built on their first and famous album, and taking it to a new level of depth. This is not an experiment, it is good music.

Besides Melingo's vocal contributions, there's a number of powerful tracks here, whether instrumental like Cristal, Zitarrosa or Borges y Paraguay, or thanks to some dead-on choices for vocals such as Elvis Costello in Fairly Right, Juan Subira--the song of the album--in Hoy , and Mala Rodriguez and Gustavo Ceratti's turns at the mike.

Santaolalla, as committed to Tango's classic composers as he is to exploring its outer edges, manages to keep things faithful to the mood of Buenos Aires without compromising the proverbial "pushing of the envelope.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lawin4cr on September 7, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Saw this group in SF at Stern Grove. Went to the event to see Si Se (who was wonderful), thought they would be the headliners. Was surprised that this group was the headliners. They had so much energy and fun on stage. Bought the CD as soon as I left the concert, the CD is equally fun. I haven't a clue what they are saying, but I love the music!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas A. Sanchez on March 26, 2008
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I am a big fan of fusion type sounds (Cafe Tacuba = modern pop/rock + Mexican folklore; Aterciopelados is the same but with Colombian traditional music; similarly Carlos Vives from Colombia)!

With Argentina being a mecca of "rock en espanol" as well as the center of Tango, I think this does a great job to capture one essence of a mixed Buenos Aires. I'm a big fan of Gustavo Santaolalla and he does well here!
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By Joseph Larson on March 22, 2011
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I first bought this album on the recommendation of my tango teacher. I was having difficulty hearing the tempo in much of the traditional tango music.

I enjoy "Mar Dulce" so much it's in my normal playlist.

The song styles seem to vary from songs that clearly are rooted in traditional tango through rap, but yet manage to maintain a sound unique to Bajofondo, so the variety is refreshing and not at all jarring.

I'm a 48-year-old white guy, but I think my favorite song is the rap song, featuring Latin rap singer Mala Rodriquez. I also love both versions of "Pa' Bailar".

As for dancing, you can tango to all this music, and my feet want to start moving when the music comes up in my play list. If you only tango to traditional tango music, you may hate the album, but for me, this is perfect. The tempo is always clear, so I can focus on the dance and my partner rather than struggling to stay on tempo. The songs will all give you clear opportunities to respond to the musicality, which I love.

And as per any decent tango music, you can pick which instrument you respond to.

My tango has come a long way since buying this album -- meaning I'm more attuned to the more subtle tempo common in traditional tango, although Pugliese can still leave me lacking. But "Mar Dulce" is still my favorite tango music.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Braga on October 9, 2008
Format: Audio CD
As if the tango rhythm wasn't pleaseant enough, mixing it with eletronic made this song so delicious to listen and to dance to!!!!!...Veronica (Cesar's wife)...:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luminator on July 13, 2009
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Mar Dulce is another outstanding release by Bajofondo. They are the best electrotango musicians around. Excellent album. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elena Marchenko on January 18, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This disk made me very happy- very interesting mix -some not usual - could listen endlessly
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By Amazon Customer on October 20, 2011
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This album is a good addition to a latin music collection, with music inspired by Argentinian/ Uruguayan tango, mixed with modern electronica. The song Mareo is particularly good, with a terrific beat, excellent as a backdrop for a slideshow. If you know how to tango, this music is great, of course, but otherwise, if you are a fan of latin music, it's just fun to move to and enjoy. Not all songs are great, but there are about 3-4 that are real keepers!!
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