The album “Viento del note” of Germany based Sexteto Cristal is in line with the sound of ‘golden age’ tangos. They follow the approved ‘orquesta tipica’ ingredients with two violins (played by Maja Hunziker and Rupert Dintinger), two bandoneons (Christian Gerber and Hendrik Lessmann), a piano (Pablo Woizinski) and a double bass (Rodolfo Paccapelo), and they invited Guillermo Rozenthuler as a singer who performs with contemplative charm and avoids all pathetic phrasings. The 13 songs (7 Tangos, 3 Valses, 2 Milongas and 1 Foxtrott) have all what is needed to please the milongueros: dramatic phrasings, emotional melody lines and accentuated rhythms.
Thank God, they have opted for a repertoire that is not yet completely drained, i.e., we hear old treasures such as “Viento norte” (1929) by Alfredo Eusebio Gobbi & Juan Carlos Suncho, “El adios” by Maruja Pacheco Huergoa & Virgilio San Clemente or the beautiful “Caricias” by Juan Martí & Alfredo Bigeschi (which I like most) or the lively “Flor de Montserrat” by Juan Santini & Vicente Planells del Campo. With these songs they clearly focus on the dancers and recommend themselves as an attractive life ensemble. I see them playing in a grand café´s music hall or in an old music pavilion under a starry sky… old fashioned, indeed, but wonderful.
Artist´s website: http:/http://www.tangocristal.net/