The Gotan Project are an intriguing phenomenon. Formed by three French DJs and musicians, they set out to rework and modernise the tango, and invited Argentinian musicians to join them. In the process, they mixed tango with a dash of anything from dub to house or jazz, and gave the music its biggest boost since the days of Astor Piazzolla.
“Iron Mask” is the second project of Belgian guitar shredder Dushan Petrossi, better known for his work in “Magic Kingdom”. For all the differences in imagery on the album covers, there is very little difference in the overall sound between the two projects. “Magic Kingdom” seems to focus more on writing catchy songs and limiting the amount of technical displays in the guitar and keyboards, not to mention that the closing song of their 2nd release was a bit unorthodox for a power metal band of the Malmsteen persuasion. “Iron Mask” focuses a bit more on the lengthy soloing and shred fill-in steeped riffs that are more indicative of Rising Force’s mid-80s material, although both projects draw heavily from that era in Malmsteen’s 2 decades plus career…
Do women have sex simply to reproduce or display their affection? When Cindy M. Meston, a clinical psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin, and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss joined forces to investigate the underlying sexual motivations of women, what they found astonished them.
Gotan Project is a musical group based in Paris, consisting of musicians Eduardo Makaroff (Argentine), Philippe Cohen Solal (French) and Christoph H. Müller (Swiss, former member of Touch El Arab).
Who knows what Dave Edmunds was thinking when he agreed to produce and assemble the soundtrack to 1985's Porky's Revenge! It's easier to see the motives of the movie's producers – they were flush with cash after two successful teen-sex comedies set in the '50s, and who would be better to create a new soundtrack of old-time rock & roll than Edmunds, who was not only well-known for his retro-rock, but was riding a wave of popularity after a pair of MTV-friendly Jeff Lynne-produced albums in the mid-'80s. That makes sense. What boggles the mind is that Edmunds, after accepting the job, decided to treat this soundtrack – which, let's remember, is the second sequel to a film best known for a scene of horny teenage boys spying on the girls in a gym shower and for a female character called "Lassie" who howls like a dog during orgasm – as a prestige project, recruiting such superstars as George Harrison, Carl Perkins, Jeff Beck, Willie Nelson, and Robert Plant (performing under the Crawling King Snakes moniker with Phil Collins on drums!), along with the up-and-coming Fabulous Thunderbirds, to record new material for this exploitation film!