Tango Saloon - Shadows & Fog
"‘Shadows & Fog’ conjures images of figures lurking in the shadows, a midnight rendez-vous, a heist gone bad, betrayals and double-crosses. Influenced by tango pioneer Astor Piazzolla and film-music legend Ennio Morricone, The Tango Saloon fuse the most delectable elements of film score, rock, gypsy, jazz and electronics in a way that honours the tango tradition with a sense of humour and ingenuity.
Having released their self-titled debut back in 2006 on Mike Patton’s Ipecac label and following up with the horror-tinged ‘Transylvania’ in 2008, The Tango Saloon have captivated audiences and listeners across the globe with their twisted tango and spaghetti western sounds."
"The brilliant Deadwood aside, westerns have been sadly out of favour on our TV screens, but not on our sound systems. The latest round-up from The Tango Saloon blurs genres even further than before, with a distinct film-noir element now darkening the tumbleweeds and showdowns. Eeriness and sophisticated humour become as entangled as heatwaves and sand in a lonely desert. Julian Curwin can carve a third notch in his guitar for another victory over the evil forces of musical predictability. His scowling gang includes Marcello Maio (keyboards), Mark Harris (bass), Danny Heifetz (drums) and Jess Ciampa (percussion)."-Sydney Morning Herald