The Mango Balloon Volume 3 will be released very soon, but in the meantime here’s a little bonus track from the ‘Mango Balloon 2 Sessions’ featuring Brian Campeau.
Romero Records is very happy to announce the release of ‘In Black And White: Remixed’, two reworkings of the recent single by The Tango Saloon with vocalist Elana Stone. Tales In Space gives the song an ambient groovy quality reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, while Hermitude’s Luke Dubs goes for a more minimalist spooky jungle feel.
The Tango Saloon’s launch for the ‘In Black And White’ video has received an amazing review from John Shand for The Sydney Morning Herald! Some highlights:
“This, quite simply, is one of Australia’s best bands and yet as superb as the eight players and singer are, Julian Curwin’s brilliant compositions are the ultimate stars.
“Put this band on any stage anywhere in the world and the audience will be engrossed as well as amused.”
Finally, we unleash the brand new video for ‘In Black And White’, featuring Elana Stone! Official launch party August 11 at Camelot Lounge…
The official launch of ‘In Black And White’ is May 17 at FBi Social (Level 2, 244-248 William St Kings Cross). We’ve got the single’s special guest Elana Stone joining us, and we’ll be supported by La Tarantella and Little Fox.
The Tango Saloon’s brand new single ‘In Black And White’ (featuring vocalist Elana Stone) will be released in April through Romero Records, and launched May 17 at FBI Social @ Kings Cross Hotel. With support from Little Fox and La Tarantella.
Julian Curwin ‘The Mango Balloon Volume 2’
Review in The Sydney Morning Herald (Metro), 7th December 2012 by John Shand – 4 stars
The clown’s mask is inverted more often, and as a consequence Julian Curwin’s Mango Balloon project flies even higher on this second album. Singer Brian Campeau joins on four tracks, including the stunningly fragile and stark Dancing On My Own Grave and the bewitching Sleepwalker. Elsewhere, Curwin’s love of juxtaposing the eerie and the dramatic with the plain goofy is hard at work. Attractive melodies materialise and dematerialise, and sounds flutter and float in the guitarist-composer’s delightfully genre-free approach. His sextet is a little chamber orchestra capable of realising a breadth of sonic options with precision, humour, passion and understatement. Sydney would be a duller place without Julian Curwin.