Gustavo Santaolalla

guitar // argentinean folk

Delicate guitar work. Satisfying quiet. Despite his appearance, Gustavo creates some music that is gentle and warm. His recent CD, Ron Roco, could have been recorded in 1875 in the hills of Argentina and you’d hear nothing different. All he gives us is intricate but simple guitar work; beauteous complexity, masked as a consumable and melody.
This is music you’d play to quiet your darling newborn baby girl.

Gustavo Santaolalla – Gaucho
Gustavo Santaolalla – Pampa

5 Responses to “Gustavo Santaolalla”

  1. Anonymous :

    B -E -A -Utiful.

  2. darío :

    Damn God, this post was superb!!
    Thank you mate, as argentinian, I´m very proud of him & my nationality. All said.

  3. Skoodog :

    Did a little research, and apparently he did the motorcycle diaries soundtrack, and I guess has tracks on 21 grams and amores perros?

  4. Nick Francis :

    Thanks for these beautiful selections. I think there are several kinds of string instruments played on this recording, not just the guitar. Perhaps another South American instrument, like the chorango or something.

    Anyway, you have a beautiful site; well designed, and your musical tastes are cool. Was referred to you by Oliver at Soul Sides. I’ll keep stopping by. Thanks.

  5. Jason :

    A beautiful track, especially first thing on this unseasonally warm New England morning. The NPR music managers will surely use Gaucho for a music interlude next chance they get… Stopped by after reading the nice review at Soul SIdes. An attractive design indeed. Thanks!