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Pensás (Silent Tango) (w/michael2)


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Michael posted a post-modern tango without lyrics some time ago (Silent Tango by michael2). Coming from Argentina, I thought Michael posted it for me (even somebody mentioned Billy/Associates in the comments. Coincidence? mmmh). So I started to work on Michael's song as soon as I could upload one in macjams.

Working on the lyrics was so much fun. I was thinking in lyrics in Spanish with Argentinean slang if possible, so I started to look for words in there. In the beginning it was like playing a record backwards and trying to find hidden satanic messages, but slowly some words started to appear and after a while Michael was singing the whole song in Spanish! Awesome!

So I just wrote what Michael "says" in the song and overdubbed the vocals, just to make sure everybody hears the same lyrics I was thinking of. Michael is still in the song as he sings what I'm singing! (yes, in some way now he's singing what I wrote without knowing what he was saying. Scary, but so funny :-)

I also added some bandoneon the best as I could. A bandoneon with Piazzola influences. No bandoneon soft instrument in GB, so I tweaked an accordion I downloaded free for that. The last touch is a violin sample that creates a nice bridge. Ah, also restructured a little bit the song: moved the second verse immediately after the first without the solo in between. I think it's a little bit more balanced this way.

Technically the song is a milonga, not a tango. The difference is in the metrics: 2/4 is tango; 3/4 (or 3-3-2/4) is milonga. A small detail that most listeners, even in the Rio de la Plata, won't notice. It sounds like a tango anyway.

If you like this kind of music take a look to these bands: Bajofondo Tango Club, Gotan Project, and look for "neo tango". And also Astor Piazolla, of course.

Thanks Michael!
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Lyrics
Pensás

Me tentás, oh mujer.
Me tentás en tu dulzor.
Ella y Menta.
Ella y Fresas,
Y crema. Oh.
Y crema. Oh...

Entre los sueños,
En si, la tengo.
Asi. Ella.
Acero. Bella.

Es sensual, es.
Es deslizarse.
Es desear.
Es pedir.
Pensás...

Me tentás, oh miedo a amar.
Me tentás en tu dulzor.
Es vivir .
Es partir.
Pensás...

[Translation to English]
You Think

You tempt me, oh woman
You tempt me in your sweetness
She and mint
She and strawberries
And cream
And cream

Amid dreams,
In fact, I have her.
So she. Is.
Steel. Beauty.

Is sensual.
Is to slide.
Is to wish.
Is to request.
You think...

You tempt me, oh fear to love
You tempt me in your sweetness
Is to live.
Is to leave.
You think...
Song Stats
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Comments: 27
Fans: 21
Plays: 264
Downloads: 130
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Nov 06, 2009 - 11:41:56 PM
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2009 - 11:09:54 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:27:49 PM
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Comments
Feter said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Pensás
WOW ...I hear ye ..great accent and authentic
sound all over what a great collaboration !!!!
Michael is genius that s I m sure of but you
did a great great job adding your perfect vocal
impressed really !!! ..all the additional
instruments hold really virtue of the style ..
with sense of talent ..kudos ..thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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billykirsch said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Feter
Michael did everything, even the lyrics in Spanish ;-) Real genius. I just followed and put some spices from my hometown.
You're always so supportive.

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tokai said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
wow
This has everything, the Radiohead style voice sounds amazing in Spanish. What a great feel and flow this track has with that samba vibe.
loved everything about this. Those vocal harmonies are very special.
Excellent work.
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billykirsch said 2699 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Vibe
Hey Steve, thanks for the compliment. I think Thom Yorke is very original and free when going to the vocal style and quality. That's something I would also like to be :-)
There's something of latin-american rhythm vibe definitively. Michael is using mainly a bass drum, a light snare and cymbals. The only thing I know that's similar to this is a murga. Murga is played in the River Plate area, but with Spanish influences though, not African as the samba... I doubt Michael was thinking about murga anyway ;-) But the vibe is there.

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crissew said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
very cool
a tango with a dark side. love the spanish lyrics over it. great one here. awesome collab. Love your vocals on this.
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billykirsch said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Tango
has a dark side. It's a sensual dance but a dark thing is always hanging around. The passion of tango dancers may come from living the moment, because you never know.
Undo, I said too much.

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magnatone said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Pensás
WOWZA - this is really amazing what you've done here! this flows, slides, melts in your mouth! GREAT work billy!
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billykirsch said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
This is such
a compliment coming from the master of movement and the kitchen sink!
Thanks so much Karen!
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Char said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
What really
sensual lyrics to go with such a dynamic song. ooh, is there a part for a dip and a swing around in here?
What an experience! Fabulous! Thanks.
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billykirsch said 2700 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Thanks Char
Knowing your forte is lyrics, it means a lot to me you liked it.
About the experience and dynamics, it was there already. I'm just standing on the shoulder of giants :-)
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VicDiesel said 2699 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Electro-tango
I have several CDs by Gotan and Bajofondo, so this track does not come as a surprise to me. Maybe a pleasant one. You've caught the tango/milonga rhythm and given a nice twist to it. Good job on all the instruments. The violin is awesome.
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billykirsch said 2699 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Vic
Thanks for stopping by. The violin sample fits nicely, it was a surprise to me too: check a Piazolla song called "Milonga del Angel" for more of it.

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richard13 said 2699 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Fabulous remix
and helpful music lesson. I enjoyed this a lot. Thanks for the d/l.
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billykirsch said 2699 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Thanks Richard
for the download. I really enjoyed working on this. My first remix. And even better that you think I didn't spoil the original, as I think is the norm in commercial remixes ;-)

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scofugate said 2696 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Very Nice
Spanish Mood style is great! Halloween Tango?
Very well arranged and the vocals are perfect! I wish I could read the lyrics..haha.
---faved--
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billykirsch said 2696 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Translation to English
Hey Scott, thanks for stopping by and leaving encouraging trace.
BTW, check the second half of the lyrics ;-).

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scofugate said 2696 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
OOPS!
Missed that, Still a very great song!
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claypotts said 2692 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Silent Brilliance
There is intrigue and danger in this song and that propels for an amazing listening experience. The beauty of music...this epitomizes the definition of it.

Cp
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billykirsch said 2634 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks Clay
I love your comment... I can feel you felt something interesting while listening.
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bud said 2688 days ago (November 18th, 2009)
Great reworking of M2's track
your additions are really excellent and the song has taken on another life.
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billykirsch said 2674 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Thanks Bud
Really glad you liked it.
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sschedra said 2681 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
Billy
Great collaboration. You are right on the money here man! This is a really cool addition to this tango and you guys really combined for a hit. Love the violin break and the accordion/bandoneon in the background.
Thanks again,
Stephen
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billykirsch said 2674 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Stephen
Thanks a lot for the encouraging words. It was real fun!
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davisamerica said 2679 days ago (November 27th, 2009)
wow
...just wow
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billykirsch said 2674 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Jack
yup ;-)
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ageofthedeathtree said 2387 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
WOW ..
my favorite of yours so far. you've got some real talent, man! are you still in the midwest here? i'm in eastern iowa ...
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alackbass said 1684 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
Pensás (Silent Tango) (w/michael2)
Excellent! Another must have download!
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