Saturday 21 July 2018
Jaivas. Los - La Ventana (1972)
The second album from this band from Chile.
Los Jaivas was a quintet on this album with a lineup of congas, charango, bass, guitars, tarka, tamborines, maracas, triangle, piano, castanets, organ, drums, percussion and Spanish vocals.
The band also had help from numerous other musicians who provided strings, chamber orchestra, woodwinds, choirs and other vocals.
I did not rate their debut album particular highly. It is almost a turkey. You can read this review somewhere else in this blog. The band has some talents though and they are both popular and highly rated.
The music on this album is a mix of Latin pop music and folk music. There are some acid folk rock here too.
This forty minutes long album is both flowery and exotic. It has a lot of flutes and some choirs like vocals. It also has a lot of other instruments too.
The music is too pop music orientated for my liking. There is not much interesting, music wise on this album either.
This album is a small improvement on their debut album. But I am still not rating this album particular highly. It is barely a half-decent album.