Lunático

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Lunático
Studio album by Gotan Project
Released April 10, 2006 (UK)
April 11, 2006 (US)
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Electronic music, tango
Length 55:40
Label XL Recordings / ¡Ya Basta! records
Producer Philippe Cohen Solal, Chistoph H. Müller and Eduardo Makaroff
Gotan Project chronology
Inspiración Espiración
(2004)
Lunático
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Collective 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[5]
NOW (NNN)[6]
The Observer 4/5 stars[7]
Popmatters (8/10)[8]

Lunático is the third album by Gotan Project. It was released in 2006 by the Paris-based ¡Ya Basta! records, run by Philippe Cohen Solal. The album is named Lunático after the racehorse of legendary tango master Carlos Gardel.

The album features a collaboration with the American band Calexico recorded in Tucson, Arizona, and a cover of the Ry Cooder song Paris, Texas. Recordings for the remainder of the album took place in Paris and Buenos Aires.

The first single off the album was "Diferente", the second single was "Mi Confesión". The third single was "La Vigüela".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Amor Porteño" – 5:08
  2. "Notas" – 4:21
  3. "Diferente" – 5:23
  4. "Celos" – 5:31
  5. "Lunático" – 3:00
  6. "Mi Confesión" – 4:20
  7. "Tango Canción" – 4:23
  8. "La Vigüela" – 5:00
  9. "Criminal" – 3:35
  10. "Arrabal" – 3:58
  11. "Domingo" – 4:14
  12. "Paris, Texas" – 6:46

Personnel[edit]

Gotan Project:

Produced by: Christoph H. Müller, Eduardo Makaroff, Philippe Cohen. Mastering by Mandy Parnell @ Electric Mastering, London. Editing by Lionel Nicod @ Translab, Paris.

Paris recording sessions:

  • Cristina Vilallonga – vocals
  • Gustavo Beytelmann – piano
  • Patrice Caratini – upright bass
  • Nini Flores – bandoneon
  • Line Kruse – violin
  • Rudi Flores – acoustic guitar
  • Nestor Marconi – bandoneon (track 2)
  • Juan Carlos Caceres – spoken word (track 2)
  • Minine Garay – percussion (track 12)

Recorded and mixed @ Substudioz by Christoph H. Müller, Eduardo Makaroff and Philippe Cohen Solal

  • Cyril Atef – drums (on tracks 4, 5 and 7)

Recorded @ Studio EGP by Georges Petillot

– Tango quartet arranged by Gustavo Beytelmann.

  • Gustavo Beytelmann – piano
  • JuanJo Mosalini – bandoneon
  • Roberto Tormo – upright bass
  • Victor Villena – bandoneon

Recorded @ Studio Acousti by Manu Payet

Buenos Aires recording sessions:

  • Featuring rap performed by Koxmoz (Apolo Novax and Chili Parker) (track 6)
  • Spoken word performed by Jimi Santos (track 11)

– Strings arranged and conducted by Gustavo Beytelmann.

  • Pablo Agri – violin soloist
  • Elías Khayat – 1st violin
  • Leonardo Ferreyra, Lázaro Beker, Pablo Borzani, Pablo Sangiorgio, Raúl di Renzo, Roberto Calomarde – violin
  • Alexandre Jakovlev, Benjamín Bru Pesce, Eduardo-Felix Peroni – viola
  • Jorge Pérez Tedesco, María Eugenia Castro – Cello
  • Daniel Falasca – double bass
  • Facundo Guevara – percussion
  • Henry Richard Bay – trombone

Recorded @ Studio ION in March 2005. Sound engineer: Jorge da Silva Sound assistant: Ariel Lavigna Protools engineer: Javier Mazzarol

- Cafe Tortoni sounds on 'Celos' recorded by Emmanuelle Honorin

Calexico recording sessions (on Amor Porteño):

  • Joey Burnes – vibes, upright bass, electric bass, electric guitar
  • John Convertino – drums

Recorded @ Wavelab Studio, Tucson, Arizona by Chris Schultz

Music composed by: Philippe Cohen Solal, Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H. Müller except track 2 composed by Philippe Cohen Solal and Christoph H. Müller and track 12 composed by Ry Cooder

Lyrics by: Eduardo Makaroff on tracks 1-4. 7 and 10, Lucas Lapalma and Diego Gaston Ponce on track 6, Gotan Project on track 11

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2006-2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 47
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 3
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 11
Belgian Mid-price Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 7
Croatian Foreign Albums (IFPI)[13] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[14] 40
Dutch Alternative Albums (Mega Alternative Top 30)[15] 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 23
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 56
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 4
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 21
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 8
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[22] 57
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 51
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 66
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[26] 7
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[27] 40
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[28] 26
US World Albums (Billboard)[29] 2

Year-end[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[30] 55
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[31] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[32] 85
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 63
US World Albums (Billboard)[34] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[35] Gold 20,000x
Belgium (BEA)[36] Gold 0*
Italy (FIMI)[37] Gold 40,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

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