Sunday, July 17, 2016

Follow This: Gustavo Santalallo and "Seguir"

Gustavo Santaolalla, a double Academy Award winning Argentine musician, film composer and producer brings us the random song for today, Seguir. Santaolalla started his musical career in 1967 in Argentina with the band Arco Iris, which pioneered the fusion of rock and Latin American folk as part of the "rock nacional" movement. After a brief stint in Los Angeles, he moved back to Argentina and pioneered the 80s sound in Argentine rock. He also served as producer for several Mexican and Argentine "rock en español" groups. In the 1990s he moved into film soundtracks, first producing albums for the films Amores Perros, 21 Grams and The Motorcycle Diaries. in 2006 he won the Academy Award for Best Film Score for Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, and followed it up in 2007 with the Oscar for Best Film Score for Babel. In 2015 he was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, and he currently lives in Los Angeles. Seguir can be found on his 2014 album Camino.