Sunday, 19 August 2018
Jaivas. Los - Canción Del Sur (1977)
The fourth album from this band from Chile.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of mini-moog, electric piano, piano, organ, guitars, bass, drums, vocals and all kinds of flutes, woodwinds and percussion.
The band's first three outputs has been increasingly better and more interesting.
The band started out as a folk music band. Folk music from Chile with all it's exotic instruments. They moved onto becoming a more folk rock band before they arrived at Cancion Del Sur on the fourth album.
There is still a lot of folk rock in their music. The band has taken a turn towards progressive rock, though. Prog folk is the right label on this album.
The sound of South America comes through clear and loud on this album with the Spanish vocals and the local instruments. And it is a good, cosy sound and ambience. The cover art-work, see above, is also something very special.
And so is the music too. There is a lot of eclectic prog on this forty minutes long album. Eclectic prog mixed with some acid folk and folk music.
This is indeed a good album and one to check out.