Second release in Buh's "Sounds Essentials Collection," documenting the history of Experimental Music in Peru. Miguel Flores is, alongside musicians such as Arturo Ruiz del Pozo, Luis David Aguilar or Manongo Mujica, one of the most important representatives of that period that spans from mid 70s to mid 80s, when experimenting musically in Peru united modern composing techniques of avant garde music and the search of the sounds of mother land.
A drummer turned into a multi instrument player, who began by playing rock from mid 60s on, with groups such as The Loop`s, Thee Image and most pointedly with PAX, iconic hard rock band of the 70s, Miguel Flores tackled Peruvian folk music by 1974 with his group AVE ACUSTICA, which included non conventional musical techniques into their performances. Those were times when folk music was widely promoted, as a consequence of the policies of Juan Velasco Alvarado's nationalistic policies. The appearance of the Talleres de la Cancion Popular, headed by Celso Garrido Lecca, in 1974, was decisive to brood a new generation of folk and new song groups. In this environment, and after leaving PAX, Miguel Flores goes deep into his interests in folk and sound experiments as well as free jazz, his attempts to fuse what was considered could not be fused, being rejected by all sides equally.
"the lost Latin-American version of Angus MacLise's Psychedelic Batteries, the proto-Industrialisms of Z'ev," Mimaroglu