"Stories of Love & Regret" - Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir

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    Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir
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    • Tango
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    • CD (Compact Disc)
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Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir's third, original album, "Stories of Love and Regret" (2015). Influenced by European tango and waltz, evoking the atmosphere of a 1930’s French Salon, this recording combines lush arrangements with Ruth’s bittersweet lyrics to create music which is both elegant and beautiful, new and nostalgic all at the same time.

The album achieved:

- CD of the Week - 3MBS Radio (Melbourne)
- CD of the Week - Eastside Radio (Sydney)
- CD of the Week – Artsound FM (Canberra)
- CD of the Week – Thomas’ Music (Melbourne)
- PBS Recommends (Melbourne)
- On the Veranda with Julia Lester – ABC Classic FM (National)
- Nominated for a 2015 The Age/Music Victoria genre award (global/reggae)
- Top 10 albums of the year (Billy Pinnell, Rhythms Magazine - also achieved best local gig and best new discovery)

"Beautiful, beautiful music"
"Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir have done it again. It's their third album, it's gorgeous ... the entire album is yet another piece of brilliance." Roots & Fusion - Pure Radio (UK)

“I play it at home a lot. It's a really lovely album. I don't know what quite it is, they've just captured something which is special and you want to keep playing it.” Julia Lester - ABC Classic FM

"(Ruth's) instrument, the mandolin, is beautiful and so exotic ... The music evokes some beautiful images ... made me feel like I'm on a Fellini set" Sigrid Hohl - Eclectic Ladyland PBS 107.5 FM

"The album affirms the distinctive rich Tango Noir sound and Ruth's poetic flair." Graham Hawkes - RTR FM 92.1 FM

“We have Ruth’s brilliant, brilliant 3rd album as our album of the week.”
“Absolutely gorgeous … it really is just a beautiful album” Virginia Lowe – Eastside FM

Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir


CD Cover Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir Band Photo - Photo Credit - Leila Barbaro

Track List

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Say What You Say

Tango Cabaret


La Malinconia

Gentle composition with mandolin & piano highlights



Waltz - Rebellious teen meets dangerous older man


Mando Waltz

Waltz featuring mandolin


Soft light

Beautiful melancholy love song



Tango with lyrics of love lost, youth lost



Instrumental Tango inspired piece makes use of augmented chords


A Little Bit Famous

How to get famous without doing any work, having any talent. Jazz Flute feature


Low Tide

Laid Back Habanera, Mandolin feature


Missed Figures



Descent into Music

Lyrical descending song, mandolin, piano, cello, solo vocals and in thirds



Lyrical waltz, piano, accordion, mandolin feature

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