The Mango Balloon ‘La Isla Bonita’

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.

Check it out (with minimal visuals) on youtube, or high quality download from bandcamp.

La Isla Bonita

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In Black And White: Remixed

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.

‘Remixed’ will be digitally released via Bandcamp on September 9, in the meantime please feel free to check out the ‘Luke Dubs Psychedelic Remix’ here.

The Tango Saloon 'In Black And White: Remixed'

Review of ‘In Black And White’ Launch

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.”

‘The Mango Balloon Volume 2’ SMH Review

The Mango Balloon Volume 2Julian Curwin ‘The Mango Balloon Volume 2’
(Romero/Newmarket)

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.