Wednesday, August 4, 2010

TOTEM-CORRUPCION, LP, 1973, URUGUAY


Alternately thundering like badasses or lilting like latin lovers, this psych/prog gem comes out of one of the Latin American 70's scenes that few are yet hepped to. This was Totem's third, final and most developed album and and the luxuriant atmosphere on it is thick with drama. With wailing sax and weaving flutes to the fore on most cuts, their angle of approach here could be triangulated between Peru's Traffic Sound and Argentina's Malon and Bubu. Heady company indeed, but then this album's a motherfucker.


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7 comments:

nico said...

Wow thanks for that ! The eponymous album of Totem is great, hope this one too.

DanP said...

I'm familiar with Bubu, that's terrific progressive rock. Other really great 70s prog-heavy from the South American continent: Do you know Terco, from Brasil (second, self-titled album) and Polifemo (self-titled) from Argentina? Outstanding stuff...Polifemo actually got a CD reissue and is available at a low price from Doug Larson Imports. In any case, it is with enthusiasm and anticipation that I welcome the chance to hear Totem; many thanks!

SonceGrib said...

Thanks!!! Beautiful Prog Bando!!! like Area group...

Anonymous said...

Grabbed this two weeks ago, and I still listen to it every other day at least. Golden!

Wally said...

Thanks for another great dl. You have awakened me to some great music (and some not so great but that's OK).
Keep up the good work.

Mutante said...

I fell in love with this album the first moment I hit the play button. Thank you! Other amazing prog rock band from Uruguay is Psiglo.
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?6ymbtytw1pg

Tim said...

Some interesting stuff has come out of Uruguay - chiefly I think the 1980's post-punk band LOS ESTOMAGOS, especially their first 1985 album "tango que me hiciste mal". Also, from the last 10 years experimental electronica bands: URBAN DECAY & MOONSNIPER. I think much Uruguayan stuff went unnoticed simply because it's such a small insular country.