“Mujer de Sal Junto a Un Hombre Vuelto Carbón” is reissued here on vinyl for the first time, in its original artwork with an extra OBI and including a 4-page insert with liner notes by Uruguayan music writer Andrés Torrón. Synth ambiences, acoustic landscapes, deep songwriting and subtle candombe percussions. This LP is the first in a series of full-album reissues that Vampisoul (co-produced in collaboration with Little Butterfly Records) is releasing as a valuable add-on to its recent and largely acclaimed compilation “América Invertida”, a work that focused on the obscure leftfield pop and experimental folk scene from ‘80s Uruguay, making some of these elusive and essential albums available again.
The intricate melodies and Estela Magnone’s exquisite voice invite comparisons with Elizabeth Fraser’s vocals and the ethereal pop of the Cocteau Twins. The strange textures of the Juno synthesizer and drum machines bring to mind bands that appeared after this album such as Broadcast or Stereolab. Find extremely sophisticated harmonic arrangements or songs where a mere sprinkling of elements creates a dreamlike and almost mantric ambience such as ‘Tras tus ojos’ (already supported by DJs like Gilles Peterson, Bradley Zero or John Gomez in their radio shows).