Thursday, 2 May 2019

Aquelarre - Aquelarre (1972)

The debut album from this band from Argentina.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of clavinet, Hammond organ, bass, drums, guitars, ukulele, percussion and Spanish vocals.

This band was formed on the ashes of Almendra, another great band from Argentina.

The band released four albums and were active in three periods before they gave up the ghost. One member later formed Tantor, a great band from Argentina.

The band debuted with this self-titled album who has it's roots in blues. There is in fact a lot of blues on this forty minutes long album.

There is also some local colours here with some Latin American psych and rock music. The album is not a run-of-the-mill blues-rock album. Far from it.

The psych rock here is really very much present here too. That helped by a vocalist who master both genres and surely some other genres too.

There is even some southern rock here too. That to top off this album. 

There is a lot of good things here and some not so good things one these forty minutes. It is though an album which should be checked out.

2.5 points

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