Caution - today's video may be painful to musicians. In the past two years I have sampled over 14,000 Piazzolla videos on YouTube. Today's video featuring a performance of Libertango by the duo, Trash, is the worst I have ever seen. I must admit I have not watched the entire video but did watch long enough to confirm that there is a trace of the Libertango tune submerged in that steady stream of stoner sound.
We know very little about the musicians other than that they are prize winners - note the trophies on the top of the cabinet - and that the guitar is "tuned" in open C.
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Note added 25 January, 2011: This blog has clearly tapped some unexpected well of interest. It is one the most viewed, most commented upon blogs I have ever posted. I received a little more information in a private note from one of the musicians. The guitarist is Karl Lazaro and the drummer is Matias Bandini. They describe themselves as more poets than musicians. You will find their poetry under the links associated with their names in the previous sentence. Karl further suggests viewing of a second Piazzolla related video which includes his poetry reading. I recall this video well from the first time I saw it. The juxtaposition of audio and video is strikingly creative. You can watch it here.
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