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  • Föllakzoid 'Föllakzoid' Vinyl LP

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    Föllakzoid 'Föllakzoid' Vinyl LP

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    Föllakzoid 'Föllakzoid' Vinyl LP

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    Föllakzoid are nearly unparalleled in the hypnotic lysergic drenched neo-psychedelic experience. On their debut it is mostly a rather bulky one, determined by the downright dirty, distorted electric guitar, which is also usually accompanied by a spacey, howling and herbaceous howling one. In addition, there is fat bass and powerful drums.

    The bold and ambitious debut of Föllakzoid is persuasive and catchy, from the music to their mental or spiritual sustenance. One feels traveling between sound waves and ethereal sonic frequencies in a march towards the transcendental, to a somewhat metaphysical mixing between light and darkness. It's good to have bands in Chile that achieve such a connection with the deepest essence of his own music and be able to transmit it faithfully. After all, is a matter of energy and communication with your listener'.

    In words of  Psychedelic Baby Mag: 'at times light and airy, and at times as inwardly heavy as you can imagine [think Moon Duo meets Hawkwind]. Listening requirements: Stereo, Couch, and a Ceiling to wander off into, with the company of a Good Friend. Jenell Kesler'

    Tracklisting:
    1. Sky Input, Pt. 1
    2. Sky Input, Pt. 2
    3. El Humo
    4. Directo al Sol
    5. Loop
    6. Lisérgico Club
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  • Los Blops 'Blops' Vinyl LP

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    Los Blops 'Blops' Vinyl LP

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    Los Blops 'Blops' Vinyl LP

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    '+++ Revised vinyl reissue from the original band members Eduardo Gatti and Juan Pablo Orrego +++ Debut from the experimental folk/ rock band in the revolutionary days of the late 60's in Chile. Remastered from the original pressing and authorized by the founder musicians, this edition also has the original artwork and unreleased material updated by designer Antonio Larrea.

    Label's Note: Due to the original tape being destroyed during the military dictatorship, we have had to process direct music from a vinyl record in "MINT" state (never played before) from the first edition of the time. “A waterfall of music, a bouquet of mysteries”. There is a handwritten data on the cover of the long play that one of the members of Los Blops has treasured for half a century: “1st record.
    Stgo - Chile. August 26, 1970”, noted there on that day by Juan Pablo Orrego's father.

    In some sense it is a spontaneous birth certificate, not the starting point (Los Blops were already formed in 1964 in Santiago de Chile), but still somehow the beginning of the major chapters in their history. That LP, called Blops, is the first of the three that they recorded between 1970 and 1973 and made the band a primary reference for rock and popular song in Chile. Then it was Eduardo Gatti on voice and guitar, Julio Villalobos (uncle from DJ Ricardo Villalobos) on voice and guitar, Juan Pablo Orrego on voice and bass, Juan Contreras on transverse flute and keyboards, and Sergio Bezard on drums and percussion.

    The evidence of the qualitative leap they took from playing covers to creating their own music is in that first vinyl which appeared in 1970, a year marked by social, cultural and political transformations in Chile. Released under Dicap label, a historic record label founded in 1968 by the Communist Youth Organization, the album was self-produced. As Eduardo Gatti points out: “We were the only producers. That's how that bouquet of rather strange flowers came out. In Blops there’s also a synthesis of the musical influences of the time, including rock of course.

    Eduardo Gatti goes back to that point: “We had already researched the playing of (Bob) Dylan, Keith Richards, Clapton, so making an interesting weave with guitars was quite fascinating. And there came a time when we didn't play any more covers because it didn't make sense: it was time for our stuff. As we all mature, all this information that we had processed decanted in Los Blops ”. And Orrego agrees: “We had all those aspects, but a very own musical language began”. For the year following this album, the Blops were all living together in a house baptized as Manchufela in Ñuñoa borough in Santiago. There they deepened even more the intense vital and musical construction of the group, which also coincided with the bustling years of the UP (Unidad Popular, the left-wing political alliance led by President Salvador Allende from 1970 to 1973*): all experiences cut short by the Pinochet military coup in 1973 and by the terror that followed.

    Gatti looks back at those previous years: “I think we were very happy. I think the fact of living in a community gave us such a different vision, like we put together a mini-society within this society that was dismantling itself, in which we continued with tremendous energy, very luminous in our case. And that made us somehow able to survive everything that came after. " And they are elements that add to the group's ultimate identity and the significance of its music, as Eduardo Gatti concludes: “It never ceases to amaze me. We were not in the Nueva Canción Chilena, in the political song. We, along with Los Jaivas and Congreso, were unclassifiable. And we were unclassifiable the entire time we recorded and played. I think that also gave a freshness to all this that people have appreciated more and more over time. And I think it is still without any classification”. –Santiago de Chile, December 11th 2020.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Barroquita
    2. Los Momentos
    3. La Muerte del Rey
    4. Niebla
    5. Vértigo
    6. La Mañana y el Jardín
    7. Santiago Oscurece el Pelo en el Agua
    8. Patita
    9. Atlántico
    10. Maquinaria

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  • The Ganjas 'Loose' Vinyl 2xLP

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    The Ganjas 'Loose' Vinyl 2xLP

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    The Ganjas 'Loose' Vinyl 2xLP

    £28.99

    Fourth album by the most representative band of the Chilean space-rock, with a mature, electric and nostalgic sound close to shoegaze and british rock. In a deluxe remastered edition, the band reaches the quintessence of the sound forged in their previous albums -bold grooves, warm clear-cut guitars, sustained-soft vocals- adding a new guitarist which brings a new zest without losing the laid-back spirit of The Ganjas music. 

    The Ganjas remains one of the longest and most active rock bands in Chile, playing regularly on local stages (till the pandemic) and delivering new works frequently. To the usual band members Pape Astaburuaga on bass and vocals, Sam Maquieira on guitars and vocals, and Aldo Benincasa on drums, Pablo Giadach (Casino, The Cruel Visions) joined on guitar, who refreshed their sound gaining a sonic and opioid combination.

    With this new formation the band brought back their past repertoire playing live in Chile with bands like Jesus and Mary Chain, R.E.M and Oasis (Andy Bell's favorite new band), proving themselves as a generational symbol not only in the underground, but as a reference for new scenes. All this hustle led to new songs crafted during rehearsals and long jams on their live performances. During a short break on live activity on summer of 2009, they set up a recording studio at Club Mist, a bar located in 'Suecia' neighborhood of Providencia borough - now demolished- which was one of the favorite places where the band used to perform alongside Vuelveteloca, Watchout!, Föllakzoid and La Hell Gang.

    New guitarist Giadach was in charge of recording with the assistance of Ignacio Rodríguez (Nes, Chicos de Nazca, La Hell Gang), and then mixed by the band in the countryside. Later, the album would be mastered at Puro Mastering, in Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the prominent sound engineer Eduardo Bergallo.

    The songs deployed in the studio reflected well a logical continuation of a long-standing task, a work in which the hours of flight together were noted for the better. Few takes of each song and a tight sound demonstrated how their live performances were purified till perfection, also giving liveness to the recording. And on top of it, the room of the club with its warm sound where they played several times before, served as a container and remembrance of the music they have showed before in successful gigs.

    A sound with its roots scattered throughout the world, in a trip where the main destinations were Manchester, Jamaica and California. 'Loose' is one of the band's most complex and mature albums, which will now be available in double LP Gatefold format, rescuing the original art in its entirety, with additional credits and extras. The record has a shoegaze/ british rock vibe in many songs like Heart of Velvet Stone, Motoqueiro and Trip In The Eye but also deeper and glowing songs like The Cut, 100 Ways and Loose. Remastered for vinyl, a new sound spectrum is opened with more details and atmosphere, especially for the band's audiophiles.

    REMASTERED DELUXE GATEFOLD EDITION.

    For fans of: Swervedriver, Ride, The Stone Roses, The Cult, The Charlatans, Crazy Horse, The Verve.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Modern Man
    2. Heart of a Velvet Stone
    3. Revelate
    4. Motoqueiro
    5. Trip in the Eye
    6. The Cut
    7.100 Ways
    8. Rusty Destiny
    9. I Wanna Burn It All
    10. Heroes
    11. Loose
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