Thursday 28 June 2018

Jaivas. Los - El Volantín (1971)

The debut album from this band from Peru.

Los Jaivas was a quintet with a lineup of flutes, drums, percussion, bass, guitars, piano and Spanish vocals.

This band has released fourteen albums and I will review a lot of them, if not all of them, during the rest of this year.

Los Jaivas was a folk music and prog rock band throughout their career. I am not sure if they are still with us. Anyway.... their albums are available.

El Volantin is a pure folk rock album with a lot of raga rock and ritual primitive krautrock influences. They are probably there by sheer accident. So is their Osibisa influenses as that band released their albums after Los Jaivas had released this album.

The music here is full of percussion and flutes of all types. There is also a lot of chanting here. There is not much music..... make that, there is no music besides of the percussion, flutes and vocals.

This album is forty minutes long and I guess even fans of this band is not overly happy about it. A couple of half decent themes saves this album from my turkey yard. But it is a close call.

1.5 points

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