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Invenciones (La Otra Vanguardia Musical En Latinoamérica 1976-1988) 2LP

Label: Munster Records

Format: LPx2

Genre: Electronic

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Double LP version. The artists on Invenciones: La Otra Vanguardia Musical En Latinoamerica 1976-1988 come from an intermediate period between the high-point of diverse artistic currents influenced by the hippie movement and the advent of punk -- a watershed between the expansion of the industry and the emergence of a new DIY distribution system. Features: Manongo Mujica, Banda Dispersa De La Madre Selva, Miguel Flores, Amauta, Autoperro, Malalche, Decibel, Jorge Reyes, Grupo Um, Carlos Da Silveira, Musikautomatika, Quum, Vía Láctea, and Miguel Noya. Includes booklet with liner notes by Luis Alvarado and artist photos. They also belong to an intermediate period in terms of the development of electroacoustic music labs and the arrival of synthesizers and samples available for mass audiences. They hail from that decisive stage of technological socialization, when small studios and home recording studios were set up. Above all, what these artists have in common is that they are Latin Americans and as such, share the difficulties of belonging to a time in history when ideological polarization resulting from the Cold War was rife, when they would witness complex social processes, military coups, dictatorships, and radicalization, and when the legitimacy of music that spoke about the territory was also disputed. It was a time when native sounds were introduced, either linked to the use of poor or austere technologies or to the local context. Many of the artists on this record have acquired cult status and are key figures in regards to understanding the cultural periods they belong to in their respective countries, but as such they have also been atypical figures and reflect a sensibility that was spreading across Latin America back then: a spirit of experimentation that was redefining musical directions in the region. More than a movement, it was a group of individuals who worked on counterculture projects.

 Notwithstanding this mosaic of different sounds, several trends can be identified: free use of folk, open compositions, explorations of the boundaries of rock and experimentation with technology. However, imagination is perhaps what connects the artists brought together here for the first time the most. Because all of them needed to imagine a new space, where they could forge a new scene that punk and technology would go on to consolidate. All these artists did things for the first time. They represent the breaking point between clearly defined periods, despite the difficulties and isolation that many suffered when creating their compositions.

Cat. number: MR 369LP
Year: 2017
A1 recorded in 1981, previously unreleased. A2 taken from La Colonización Del Silencio (1987). A3 recorded in 1983, taken from [r=7367850] (Buh Records, 2016). B1 recorded in 1980, taken from Amauta (2008). B2 recorded in 1981, previously unreleased. B3 recorded in 1988, taken from Cahuineando (2001). B4 taken from [r=1526249] (Orfeón, 1980). B5 taken from [r=2394485] (Gobierno del Estado de Michoacán, 2006). C1 taken from [r=2895025] (Independent Production, 1981). C2 recorded in 1977, taken from [r=4370624] (Tacuabé, 1996). C3 recorded in 1987, previously unreleased. D1 taken from Un Pasillo De Imágenes (1982). D2 recorded in 1977, taken from [r=970206], (Momia Discos, 1997). D3 taken from [r=3498863] (1984). Cover Photo from the series "Nazca, la noche", NLN 9009 (© 2014 Billy Hare) This Compilation (P) & (C) 2017 Distrolux, SL

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