Monday, March 21, 2022

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Venezuela 70 Vol.01 [2016]+ Vol.02 [2018] (2 x CD's)

 

VENEZUELA ROCKS

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Venezuela 70 Vol.01 [2016]+ Vol.02 [2018] (2 x CD's)

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Venezuela 70 Cosmic Visions of a Latin American Earth Venezuelan Experimental Rock in the 1970's [2016]      Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela and created in the 1970's during a time when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies.  Whilst much of 1960's Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, the 1970's saw the evolution of a new generation of creative artists such as Vytas Brenner, Angel Rada, Pablo Schneider and Miguel Angel Fuster, who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan. These Venezuelan artists looked to the future while exploring their country’s own musical heritage to create a new cultural identity.  Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world – a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of underground rock, synthetic electronics, funk, jazz and Latin American rhythms all of which explored new sounds and broke down musical boundaries to create a distinct and unique Venezuelan music and cultural identity. (soundsoftheuniverse.com)

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents VENEZUELA 70 Vol.2, Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth, Venezuelan Rock In The 1970's & Beyond [2018]      This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco created mainly in the 1970s during a time when the country was both a cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America. While much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, and salsa dominated the dancefloors of Latin America, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative local artists such as Vytas Brenner, Daniel Grau, Aldemaro Romero, Un Dos Tres Y Fuera who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan. Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world a stunning melting pot mix of sounds from the cosmic and psychedelic rock of Vytas Brenner to the Moroder-esque disco experimentation of Daniel Grau, and the tropical funk of Un Dos Tres Y Fuera and beyond. Aside from the relatively known Vytas Brenner and Daniel Grau, most of the music on this album is incredibly rare (even in Venezuela)!

What makes this edition even better than the first volume of this series? More diverse styles from artists. More Vytas Brenner tracks (five), a true genius of pop with symphonic aspirations but closer to Matavishnu Orchestra than Brian Wilson. Other tracks may sound 'easy listening" to American ears, but listen again. There's a great deal of sophistication in this music, but it's still full of hooks and a lot of fun. Reminds me of Sandro Brugnolini. Mostly instrumental and basically as far from what we Norteamericanos might think of when we think of South American music. If you're like me, you'll use this to branch out and find more music by Venezuelan artists. (Amazon)

===========================================================

===========================================================

Track lists


Vol. 01

01 Vytas Brenner Araguaney 2:38

02 Pablo Schneider Amor En Llamas 3:46

03 Un Dos Tres Y Fuera Machu Picchu 3:31

04 Miguel Angel Fuster Polvo Lunar 8:52

05 Angel Rada Basheeba 4:27

06 Fernando Yvosky Barcos De Papel 3:38

07 Un Dos Tres Y Fuera Son De Tambor Y San Juan 2:04

08 Vytas Brenner Bang-Going-Gone 2:43

09 Aldemaro Romero Irene 2:13

10 Miguel Angel Fuster Dame De Comer 2:18

11 Un Dos Tres Y Fuera San Juan, Tambor Y Fuera 5:12

12 Ofrenda Vytas Brenner Caracas Para Locos 5:06

13 Grupo C.I.M. Joropo No.1 3:22

14 Angel Rada Panico a Las 5Am 5:34

15 Apocalipsis Ayudame a Encontrar Mi Camino 3:19

16 Miguel Angel Fuster La Quema De Judas 3:21


Vol. 02

01 Vytas Brenner Aqua Clara 3:58

02 Daniel Grau Dejando Volar El Pensamiento 2:38

03 Un Dos Tres Y Fuera Relafica Negra En Tiempo De Si 4:07

04 Orchestra Julian Do It With Class 5:15

05 Vytas Brenner Gavilan 5:27

06 Fernando Yvosky Estoy Viviendo 4:42

07 Daniel Grau Delirio En Fa Menor 3:55

08 Vytas Brenner Mandingo 5:41

09 Un Dos Tres Y Fuera Machu Picchu Dos (El Niño Anci 3:32

10 Vytas Brenner La Sabana 4:00

11 Johnny Lamas Noches En Caracas 5:02

12 Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nuev Moliendo Café 2:17

13 Vytas Brenner Morrocoy 6:26

14 Daniel Grau Voy Caminando Feliz 2:30

15 Grupo Bota Solos 2:25

16 Vytas Brenner Tragavenado 5:13

17 La Cuarta Calle Camino A Casa (On My Way Home) 3:14

18 Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nuev Una Por Una 2:52

=============================================================

=============================================================

8 comments:

  1. ¡Chèvere! ¡Gracías Pana!

    ReplyDelete
  2. "(...) when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies". Venezuela is still a modern and cultural stronghold in Latin America and still is wealthy from vast oil suplies, but now this is all belongs to venezuelan people and is shared by all worker class there, although the persecutions and economical blocks from US imperial and colonial opression make this very difficult.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Carlos Henrique Xavier Endo,
      The music on these CD's is wonderful and clearly expressive. I want to hear more.

      Cheers.

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. You're welcome Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities.

      Cheers.

      Delete