Campo – La Marcha Tropical02 April, 2012
Here’s a track and a release that really snuck under our radar. Campo is the alias of Juan Campodónico, a Uruguayan musician formerly in the great hip-hop/rock band El Peyote Asesino, producer for the likes of Jorge Drexler, and perhaps most importantly, a member of Bajofondo Tango Club. In that group he worked alongside Gustavo Santaolalla, who has been getting all kinds of plaudits for his work soundtracking Brokeback Mountain, Babel and The Motorcycle Diaries. Which is all very nice, but Campodónico has obviously sensed the need to experiment, something which he does on his new self-titled Campo album. Little press was done for the release, hence why we hadn’t heard about it, so thanks must go to Juan Data for bringing it to our attention. Most notably, the album explores the world outside of tango, including this great cumbia-inspired track “La Marcha Tropical.” Kudos must also go out for the video and it’s cinematic scope. You should really watch to the end to see how this one unravels.
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