Various Artists: VENEZUELA 70 Vol.2 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Rock In The 1970s & Beyond

VENEZUELA 70 Vol.2 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Rock In The 1970s & Beyond

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 26 October 2018
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Double Vinyl LP
Soul Jazz

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).

1 Vytas Brenner - Agua Clara  
2 Daniel Grau - Dejando Volar El Pensamiento  
3 Un Dos Tres Y Fuera - Relafica Negra En Tiempo De Siembra  
4 Orchestra Julian - Do it With Class  
5 Vytas Brenner - Gavilan  
6 Fernando Yvosky - Estoy Viviendo  
7 Daniel Grau - Delirio En Fa Menor  
8 Vytas Brenner - Mandingo Un Dos Tres Y Fuera - Machu Picchu Dos (El Niño Anciano)  
9 Vytas Brenner - La Sabana  
10 Johnny Lamas - Noches En Caracas  
11 Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nuevo - Moliendo Café  
12 Vytas Brenner - Morrocoy  
13 Daniel Grau - Voy Caminando Feliz  
14 Grupo Bota - Solos  
15 Vytas Brenner - Tragavenado  
16 La Cuarta Calle - Camino A Casa (On My Way Home)  
17 Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nuevo - Una Por Una