Saturday, 29 December 2018
Jaivas. Los - Si Tú No Estás (1989)
The ninth album from this band from Chile.
The band was a seven piece big band on this album with a lineup of synths, claves, guitars, bass, cow bells, whistling, drums and vocals.
The band also had help from some other vocalists.
The year was 1989 and the band were trying to survive in a pretty hostile environment dominated by this horrible synths based popular music of that time.
And that is what we get here.
A lot of synths with a horrible sound. And we mostly get pop-music.
Nevertheless, Los Jaivas does it on their own terms. And with a lot of folk music incorporated into their take on pop music. Pop music which does not really sounds like the usual pop music fare.
Thirty-three minutes long is this album and it is not a bad album at all. It is not their finest by miles. It is rather poor, but the DNA of Los Jaivas even makes this a decent album, even with these poor songs.
I have to admit I find their, Los Jaivas charm shining through on this poor album too. So check it out if this is your cup of tea.