namechecked and covered by a thousand '90s Elefant Records acts, but they really seem to live up to the hype, and their first single ("La Bruja" b/w "Un Metro Cuadrado") is a masterpiece of whatever style they were trying to master — folk rock with Gregorian chanting? the key change and switch from female to male backing vocals in "Un Metro Cuadrado" surprises me every time.
I love that they got their start writing TV theme music and came out with all this spooked-out psych-folk music when they were both about 40 years old and raising families.
― barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
― barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
("spooked-out psych" only really describes their early '70s work, tbf)
― barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
― barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
This stuff is really fantastic!
― with hidden noise, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 02:12 (11 months ago) Permalink
is there any similar Spanish music from the same era ('70s-'80s)? I like Nuevos Horizontes (sort of a Spanish Mamas & Papas -- a few of their songs were written by Vainica Doble), but I can't really find anything else with the same feel.
I just wish I understood Spanish, because apparently all Vainica Doble songs are about dragons from outer space and people who drown themselves in rivers and get eaten by tigers.
― starfish succulents (unregistered), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:23 (10 months ago) Permalink