Carnabailito - Gaby Kerpel
Congratulations to the Nonesuch label (the same people who brought us the Buena Vista albums) for releasing 'Carnabailito', probably one of the quirkiest world albums of the year. How to describe this? Let's say Moby, Manu Chao and Martyn Bennett donned ponchos and went to live in Alpaca country as gauchos on the Argentine steppe. The music that they would make collectively out of the experience might allude to what Gaby Kerpel's active imagination delivers.Kerpel who was born and raised in Buenos Aires is a classically trained composer. He describes his music as "finding a way to express my experiences by passing a vision of Argentine music through the filter of my taste". Latin alternative producer, Gustavo Santaolalla blends the disparate technological and primitive elements on the album. Keep an eye on anything this man touches. He's also the driving force behind the Bajofondo Tango Club.