About the making of Made in Buenos Aires
The idea of creating a whole album came about spontaneously, while contemplating the idea of starting to compose some Tangos. I usually come up with these ideas impulsively.
To give myself plenty of challenge (which I love), I knew that composing a song or two would not give me the same drive, or opportunity to explore the composition process in the same way, as working towards an album would.
The influences on the album are not restricted to Tango, or purposely trying to be different, either. This is just to say that they represent me and my time. I did not try to copy something that was made 100 years ago, or to be one hundred percent traditional, as it would be clear that it would be just a copy. Neither was I trying to be modern, and follow the more modern bands, as I don’t want to be classified as a purely modern composer, and placed in the same bracket. I think I made music that bridges many styles, and that is what makes it interesting.
You will find that there are three milongas on this album that are quite traditional, which is because of restrictions in the rhythm that defines a milonga. Then, there are two valses; they are also restricted by their rhythm. When it comes to Tango, though, that is a wild beast that you have to grab by its horns, and it is not easy. I have described each song’s birth in brief, how and why it came about, to shed some light on the process, and help the listener who wants to know more, enjoying it in that new light.