Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Los Jaivas-El volantín[71 Chile Hippy Folk]


excellent hippy folk from chile

somewhat similiar to el polen
but el polen is better imho(from peru)

some information:
One of the most sought after long plays of Chilean music history, commanding sale prices in the 800-900 U$D range, finally reissued by Sony Music/Columbia in 2001, just in time for the band's thirtieth anniversary. Originally self released in September 1971 (spine number LMX 37) in a run of 500, this set was just sold at performances or through friends. The original track listing and restored (Joaquín García supervised) audio tape transfer, available for the first time in stereo (the original recording was too but the pressing plant couldn't make it) makes Franz Benko's (he also recorded 1970's ¿Que hacer?) studio skills stand out. Split into freer, spacier songs and improvisational exercises of a somehow more linear-like intention, marking the future roads this outfit would travel. Interesting to reconsider this work in the context of the five CD series La vorágine, unveiling the band before the ground zero momentum this album historically represents. "Último día" would be the standout track for me, an 8:25" repetitious psych romper of an excursion.

go get it!


Blogger Art Rock said...

Thanks for this one. Would you also have their Cancion del Sur? Keep on posting the good stuff!

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