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Tanger, Argentina

News: Tanger is still posting on Facebook as of September 2017, but no new activity. They did put up a live effort from 1999 onto Bandcamp (see samples).


Location: Buenos Aires

Overview: Tanger offer up a fine mix of instrumental psychedelic progressive rock, anywhere between King Crimson, Gotic, Blops, and the Mexican school of neo psych like Humus and Frolic Froth.

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  1. Hi. Thanks for the review; as a founder member of the band, I think I have some things to say that maybe can bring a few elements to complete it.
    Tanger is a "garage" album. Recorded in just three days (drums the first one, bass and guitars the second and flute, sax and synth the third) on a 8 track cassette portastudio. No condensers microphones where used. Two days of "real time" mixing. One day of mastering. That explains the raw sound.
    "La otra cara" was recorded in two studios. Four tracks are recorded "live" in the studio. The mix is not as good as we wanted, as we cauldn't take enough time to make it.
    The recording of "Ciudad" begun with Agustín Valero on guitar and some of the following recorded tracks the guitar was played by me. But I think that the best point on Ciudad are the tracks recorded by Eduardo Ferreyra on guitar. This sound approach led us to "Mundos Paralelos" which I consider our best effort. There´s a better production on it and the band sounds tighter than previous lineups.
    I think our style have had some evolution, some changes, of course, over the same basis and textures. I think the first two records are rawer, more minimalistic and more blue scale based, while "Ciudad" and "Mundos" have more fusion taste, more subtle moods, more use of diatonic scales, are less minimalistic and more classic in form.
    My favorite is "Mundos paralelos", there are several tracks that I like from "Ciudad" and "Tanger" has all the adrenalin of a low budget debut album. "La otra cara", well, I'd like to mix it again (in fact, there are some tracks remixed by me that sound much better, but are not released).
    Sorry about my english.
    Greetings from Argentina.

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