Monday 29 October 2018
Jaivas. Los - Aconcagua (1982)
The seventh album from this band from Chile.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of mandolin, bass, keyboards, guitars, fender rhodes, mini moog, piano, drums, all kinds of percussion and Spanish vocals.
Los Jaivas is legends who started out as a folk music band before they moved more towards progressive rock and rock.
Aconcagua is also the highest mountain in South America at almost 7000 meters above sea level and the title on this album.
A bit of an ambitious title and one to live up to.
This half an hour long album is their most mainstream rock album so far. Mainstream as in US rock. But the music is still very much rooted in Latin folk music. The vocals are still folk rock vocals in the good old South American tradition.
The result is a South American folk rock album in the best tradition, full of life and exotic instruments and vocals.
The music is good throughout. It is indeed a very pleasing album which should appeal to everyone who likes their folk rock a bit different.