The Tango Saloon ‘Shadows & Fog’

(ROM001)  Released April 1, 2012
CD / Bandcamp / UK / US

‘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.

  1. Heist
  2. Femme Fatale
  3. The Stranger
  4. Rendez-Vous
  5. Shadows & Fog
  6. Stakeout
  7. Cavatina
  8. Red Handed
  9. The Suspect
  10. John Doe
  11. Crimewave
  12. Gazpacho
  13. Hoodwinked

Review in The Sydney Morning Herald (18/5/12) by John Shand

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). They launch it tonight at the Factory Theatre with Romero stablemates Darth Vegas.

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