From tango cradle and rocker youth, Melingo lives his days of 'linyera' in a universe that mix the world's music with the spirit of the suburb. The former member of Los Abuelos de la Nada and Los Twist is performing ANDA, his eighth solo album, in which he crosses the tango with psychedelia and French song with the rebetiko sound of the beginning of the 20th century. Nomad by nature, Melingo finds in ANDA his ideal journey, going from the Buenos Aires of the 80s to Japan of the 1930s, passing through Paris, then ending in China and another round.
Like an illusionist straight out of a Borges novella, Melingo is back, with his voice, his clarinet and his sense of drama. Listening to ‘Anda’ is like enjoying a Fellini film with your eyes closed, losing yourself in a display of sound designed as a suite of baroque scenes in which each piece pulsates and destabilises us. In it, the original tango is reborn, a little as if Carlos Gardel was at the centre of a form of arty neo-rock fiction, with a gallery of characters featuring Erik Satie and Serge Gainsbourg among the spectres the Argentinian actor and poet conjures forth.