Tuesday, May 18, 2010

(Los) Blops - Iquique (1979)

Chilean psychedelic chameleons Los Blops/Blops formed in 1970. Their first record was recorded in less than a day and released by Discoteca Del Cantar Popular De Las Juventudes Comunistas, only to be destroyed by the military for association with the communist youth. They collaborated with the legendary Victor Jara and became part of the neo-folk umbrella Nueva Cancion Chilena. This is all during the brutal revolution and coup of Salvador Allende which led to the even more brutal military dictatorship. Nine years later they composed music for a documentary about the northern province of Chile, Iquique that is never officially released until a bootleg cassette appears with side A as the soundtrack and side B as filler from their first LP. Easy on the ears pastoral acoustic music with a whiff of psychedelia in the air. Peaceful resistance music.

For chingos of downloads from Nueva Cancion and Victor Jara click here.

Iquique is here.

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