Various Artists - Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth

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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).

Tracklisting:

Vytas Brenner - Agua Clara
Daniel Grau - Dejando Volar El Pensamiento
Un Dos Tres Y Fuera - Relafica Negra En Tiempo De Siembra
Orchestra Julian - Do It With Class
Vytas Brenner - Gavilan 
Fernando Yvosky - Estoy Viviendo
Daniel Grau - Delirio En Fa Menor
Vytas Brenner - Mandingo
Un Dos Tres Y Fuera - Machu Picchu Dos (El Niño Anciano)
Vytas Brenner - La Sabana
Johnny Lamas - Noches En Caracas
Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nuevo - Moliendo Café
Vytas Brenner - Morrocoy
Daniel Grau - Voy Caminando Feliz
Grupo Bota - Solos
Vytas Brenner - Tragavenado
La Cuarta Calle - Camino A Casa (On My Way Home)
Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nuevo - Una Por Una


Artist Various Artists
Title Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth
Label Soul Jazz Records
Format Double LP
Release Date 26th October 2018
Cat Number SJRLP419