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LOS JAIVAS

Los Jaivas

 

Prog Folk

3.68 | 54 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars I WOULD LIKE TO THANK LOS JAIVAS FOR MAKING ME LATE FOR WORK THIS MORNING.

I had taken the long week-end to take advantage of the superb Indian Summer we are enjoying in the Ardennes (best gastronomic times too) and catch Paatos and Eclat at the Convention Prog-Resist in Verviers (our local Progfest) and comming back last night (I work in North Holland about four hours drive) I was discovering the South American prog bands that my friends lent me (mostly 70's Argentinian) when in the last half- hour , I switched ti this album.

I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, GUYS!!!!!!!

The first two numbers are usual of LOS JAIVAS of those times meaning folksy numbers full of charms and personality. When came around La Conquistada (7 min long ) full of delightful pianos and over all great interplay and absolute poignant lyrics (spanish) and emotional vocals so much that I found the first parking spot to listen to it as I was in no state to keep on driving paying only attention to the astounding sounds blaring out of my speakers.

After the end of this number and as the following tracks were back to the normal folk stuff that was their more standart stuff, I took the road again until the final masterpiece almost sent me into the canal along with the car. I simply had not seen the curve as I was so much into this masterful mini-suite (13 min) called Tarka Y Ocarina. Goose bumps , shivers down the spine and tears of joy overcame me by the end the first movement Diablada which is exactly that : devilish. As the second movement Trote managed to delve further into the madness with absolutely incredible drumming and pianos , it just blew my mind away and stayed put until four or five minutes after the end of the majestic finale of Kotaiki.

How I got home is a mystery and I was so wasted from the emotions music but also the rest of this fabulous WE and had found the ultimate ending to it. This morning however, after not hearing the alarm clock , sleeping off the sleep of the just , I could not have cared less if I was late for work, reminding myself of the emotions of the night before. I also spent half an hour scraping bits and pieces of brains from the inside of my windshield and on the driving wheel while re-listening to this to see that it was not a dream - It was not. No doubt I will come back to re-write this review once I get better acquainted with this . Flabbergasting.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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