“TANGO y TANGO”
With this project, Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project) once again brilliantly brings together “clasic tango” and electronic sounds. Created for the eponymous show which opened in May 2023 at the Théâtre du Rond-Point, this album brings together the classic sound of the bandoneon with the contemporary world of electronic digital rhythms.
“Class of 89”
More than thirty years after Philippe Cohen Solal discovers Keziah Jones busking outside a Parisian café and made their first demo recordings, the two friends present Class Of 89: an EP released in early 2023, it has four-song that mixes their respective influences together, somewhere between electronic beats, electric saturations and acoustic warmth.
From the feelgood “Give Thanks & Praises” to the revisited afro-beat of “Liberation, Elevation”, Class of 89 represents the sound of creative freedom and musical friendship, its a sonic liberation!
« The Human Seasons »
With Argentinian maestro Gustavo Beytelmann on piano was released on February 2022. The title comes from a poem by John Keats and is a metaphor for the four seasons of our existence. It is also about the life that we improvise from day to day.
It took almost 20 years for them to find themselves, both in the studio, with the firm intention of putting themselves in danger and recreating that magic.Sound landscapes, pianistic melodies, poetic interventions and solid rhythms are summoned to take us, during 45 minutes of electro and acoustic improvisation, to an incredible musical elsewhere.”
This multi-hour concert is available for booking now.
About Philippe Cohen Solal
For more than three decades now, Philippe Cohen Solal has been making his mark as an electronic music architect and self-taught composer, having worked in many different areas of music production from A&R to soundtracks, as well as DJ-ing and making records.
He founded his own label, ¡Ya Basta! Records, in 1995. to release his projects, such as The Boyz from Brazil and Stereo Action Unlimited.
In 1999 he co-founded Gotan Project, an ambitious balance of electronic music and tango, the trio evolved and were then joined by a large group of musicians. This concoction went on to produce the –must have– album, La Revancha del Tango. Gotan Project has sold more than four million copies to date worldwide, and played over 450 concerts from Rio to New York, Montreux and Tokyo, not to mention in some of the most prestigious venues in Europe.
Meanwhile, Philippe Cohen Solal wrote and composed his solo album, which he then recorded in the countryside near Nashville, Tennessee. This country/bluegrass album, Solal presents The Moonshine Sessions, is made up of personal, acoustic songs, and upon its release in 2008 was praised by international press from Paris all the way to Sydney.
Philippe also co-composed and produced Talé, album of the golden voice of Africa, Salif Keita, and collaborated with various artists such as Pierre Henry, Scritti Politti, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Roots Manuva, Angelique Kidjo, Keziah Jones, Horace Andy, Chassol, Adrien Brody, Roberto Fonseca, Dr John, Dorfmeister, La Dame Blanche, Esperanza Spalding, David Walters.
In 2021, has been released the critically acclaimed OUTSIDER album, inspired by the American outsider artist Henry Darger. Alongside Mike Lindsay (Tunng) they composed and produced a collection of song based on Darger’s unpublished lyrics sung by the young Mancunian crooner Adam Glover and the Nothern Irish artist Hannah Peel.
Philippe Cohen Solal has co-directed « OUTSIDER, a short film inspired by Henry Darger » broadcasted simultaneously by 8 museums around the world, to celebrate Darger’s anniversary on April 14th 2021.