La Otra Vanguardia

Eduardo Rovira: La Otra Vanguardia
by SONICO

SONICO‘s first album, entitled “Eduardo Rovira: La Otra Vanguardia” is the first album which exclusively features pieces written by the revolutionary “tango nuevo” composer Eduardo Rovira. This recording, made at La Monnaie in January 2018, includes 12 of Eduardo Rovira’s compositions and original arrangements.
In August 2018, SONICO presented their album in Buenos Aires as part of the Tango Festival BA. In December 2018, “Eduardo Rovira: La Otra Vanguardia” has been chosen in the top 10 by Billboard magazine in the category Tango. In March 2019, SONICO released their album in Europe at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, as part of the new concert series entitled “100 years of Tango.” 

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Reviews

Nacho Babino – revista ACCIÓN 
“… the quintet uses the works of the bandoneonist (Eduardo Rovira). Majó Majú, Sanateando, Sónico, Taplala, are some of the gems that were hidden and that, here, explode. And everything rubs up against each other: Classical music, the atonal, the electrified instruments. Everything follows the same beam of lights. Works that, unalterable and almost carved in stone and in almost an hour of poetic and musical artistry, cross the sea of time and fill the air with tanguidad, both beautiful and Rovirian”.

Omar García Brunelli – “Instituto Nacional de Musicologia Carlos Vega” 
“The music sounds fresh and vibrant, and allows the listener to appreciate the greatness of the tango of Rovira as well as the originality of his legacy – in which there are practically no traces of his colleague in the creation of tango nuevo (Piazzolla)…This album includes groundbreaking pieces as well as arrangements of classic tangos that together constitute an excellent anthology of Eduardo Rovira’s approach to tango, of which there are many things to discover and say”.

Jorge García – EL AMANTE, El rincón del viejo Canalla 
“… This album come out, the first dedicated in its entirety to the interpretation of works and arrangements by Eduardo Rovira, released by the Belgian group Sonico. They recreate with absolute fidelity the themes and arrangements of Rovira, capturing his essence to perfection. As such, we can listen to the quartet performing excellent versions of two of the best works of Rovira’s last period: Majó Majú and the intense Que lo paren. The most lyrical vein of the composer can be heard in the melancholy Tango para Ángele and in El violín de mi ciudad, which offers a remarkable cadenza performed by Meyer. Rovira’s talents as an arranger can be seen in El Motivo, one of the great pieces of Juan Carlos Cobián, and La Cumparsita, a frequently performed work if there ever was one, in which the creative arrangement shows new nuances. With the afore-mentioned trio, you can hear the energetic Esquina, by Rodolfo Alchurrón, the poetic Azul y yo, with their unexpected tempo changes, as well as two very representative pieces, Sanateando and Sónico… A remarkable disk, paying a deserved tribute to one of the greatest innovators of our national music.”

Facundo Arroyo – Billboard Magazine – #lo más destacado del nuevo tango 2018
“Se puede nacer en el momento y en el lugar equivocado y de todas formas destacarse. Quizás no en sincronía con tus pasos pero sí en los tiempos de la música. Algo así le pasó al tremendo Eduardo Rovira con el tango en Argentina. Compuso su trascendente obra azotado por el temporal de Astor Piazzolla. Lo que hace el quinteto belga, fundado por el contrabajista argentino Ariel Eberstein, es rescatar esa obra y ubicarla en un lugar de privilegio. La perspectiva territorial de Sónico permite vincular a Rovira sin mayores encontronazos con el compositor de “Adiós Nonino”. Y más allá de los intentos de interpretación, lo que pasa en este LP debut es simplemente un acto de justicia, llevado adelante con hombría, elegancia, destreza y buen gusto. Sónico no se enrosca en releer el tono de la obra de su homenajeado, se permite retomar algunas de sus composiciones claves y presentarlas casi por primera vez a un público que desconoce la existencia de un músico brillante en tiempos del tango vanguardia”.