Various - Venezuela '70 Volume 2 - 2 LP set w/ download
Cosmic Visions of a Latin American Earth
Venezuelan Experimental Rock in the 1970's & beyond
Soul Jazz 419 - a 2 LP set
This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country, their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco created mainly in the 1970s during a time when the country was both a cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America. While much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, and salsa dominated the dancefloors of Latin America, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative local artists such as Vytas Brenner, Daniel Grau, Aldemaro Romero, Un Dos Tres Y Fuera who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan. Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela's borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world; a stunning melting-pot-mix of sounds from the cosmic and psychedelic rock of Vytas Brenner to the Moroder-esque disco experimentation of Daniel Grau, and the tropical funk of Un Dos Tres Y Fuera and beyond. Aside from the relatively known Vytas Brenner and Daniel Grau, most of the music on this album is incredibly rare (even in Venezuela)!
Agua Clara - Vytas Brenner
Dejando Volar El Pensamiento - Daniel Grau
Relafica Negra en Tiempo de Siembra - Un Dos Tres Y...Fuera!
Do it With Class - Orchestra Julian
Gavilan - Vytas Brenner
Estoy Viviendo - Fernando Yvosky
Delirio en fa Menor - Daniel Grau
Mandingo - Vytas Brenner
Machi Picchu Dos (El Nino Anciano) - Un Dos Tres Y...Fuera!
La Sabana - Vytas Brenner
Noches en Caracas - Johnny Lamas
Moliendo Cafe - Aldemaro Romero y su Onda Nuevo
Morrocoy - Vytas Brenner
Voy Caminando Felilz - Daniel Grau
Solos - Grupo Bota
Tragavenado - Vytas Brenner
Camino a Casa (On My Way Home) - La Cuarta Calle
Una por Una - Aldemaro Romero y Su Onda Nuevo
NEW SEALED 2 LP import with download - contains extensive text and exclusive photography