Two Argentinian musicians - pianist Daniel Almada and cellist Martin Iannaccone - met in 1987 while working together in a band. Both discovered they enjoyed electronica, but especially when it was juxtaposed, inventively, with the music of their native country, tango. Almada moved to Europe, Iannaccone stayed in Buenos Aires, and they continued to collaborate via the Internet, uniting their far-flung musical tastes to create a vibrant new sound. Tango Crash, with Almada and Iannaccone at its core, was soon born.
With encouragement from none other than Weather Report co-founder Joe Zawinul, who proclaimed Tango Crash had "a totally original approach to their native country's most intriguing and complex music, the Argentine Tango," Tango Crash's astounding self-titled debut blends the melancholy of the tango with the coolness of jazz and new electronic music.
The disc is a contagious mix of tango themes intertwined with live improvisation and electronica, and features six originals by the two leaders. Other personnel include Rodrigo Dominguez (soprano sax), Marcio Doctor & Santiago Vasquez (percussion), Gabriel Rivano & Pomo Tapja (bandoneon) and DJ Peron (voice collage). Tango Crash is an irrepressible homage to the music of Argentina, one flavored with modern sensibilities and a joyful improvisational energy. Welcome to the New World of tango madness!