Him: Hey, you want some smoke? Her: Yeah, yeah, sure… [grabs a cigar] Him: So…what are you doing in a lonely place like here in such a lonely night? Her: Im just feeling here, man….just feeling…. [drinks beer and keeps playing guitar] ——————————————————————————– If i have something to say today about Juan Gillmore is that i subjectively love his work. It’s impossible to me to give a serious and impartial opinion about his tunes, not because i’m unable to do it. It’s because i find it so real, so heartrending and raw. A dog’s lament in the night, a lonely cry at the bottom of a lake, a comfy couch where to lie down all day…waiting for answers that would never come. That’s why Juan Gillmore is a real Chilean Underground… with no big pretensions or naive ambitions….he is just looking to play his guitar and sing his tunes, with the honesty and authentic passion. The best part? It sounds good… heavily influenced by artists like Edward and The Magnetic Zeros, Mac Demarco, Neil Young, Pixies and Modest Mouse, Juan Gillmore sounds so natural and so present doing what he loves…playing good ol’ fashioned music. I strongly recommend Juan Gillmore, […]
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La Blues Willis
What’s more porteño than a couple of guys playing blues with tons of stories about weird characters and not very catholic nights. From Valparaíso with love, this duo composed by Joaquín Castillo (guitar and vocals) and Felipe “Guatón” Hurtado (harmonica) comes as a revival of the guitar and harmonica, a fresh proposal for national blues music and a clear intention to make something authentic, laid back and enjoyable in any moment of your day. Passing through every gender blues-friendly, La Blues Willis (a name very difficult to forget) goes through classic rock & roll, raw folk, old school funk and lot of groove. All packed up in the mysticism of the Chilean port, filling these rocky tunes with witty lyrics and folkloric themes. Listening to La Blues Willis is listening Valparaíso itself, the essence, the sounds, the breeze and of course…the nights looking at the Pacific ocean with one of the most piratesque cities on the continent. Soundcloud | Youtube | Bandcamp | Facebook By: Francisco Cifuentes
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los chipitos de chapultepec
Five people on the room. One of them is a Peruvian chaman from the Amazonas. He says he has something that will cleanse our bodies and souls. Suddenly he pulls out a record from his chamanic purse, we look to each other… excited, very excited. We took the record and put it on the turntable. The chaman says…” beware, mi niño, once you press play, there’s no way back” What the hell he knows, it’s my turntable anyway. Who invited him to the party, eh? I press play…and everything changed. An estrange feeling filled me, from the tip of the toes to every hair in my head. Suddenly my shoulders are moving from right to left. What kind of flow is this? My mestizo blood urges me to keep dancing to this. “What is this?” I asked the chaman… It´s Chipitos de Chapultepec, boy…. Now shut up and dance. The playlist is running…you better be prepared for every song…this trip is on!!!! “Baila Teresa” – the first sip of the potion…strange and warm sparks on my guts… “Ay que calor” – the potion begins to make effect… hips moving on their own “Navegando por el Loa” – the lights are […]
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Deconstrucción, Maleza’s first EP, is a ritual. Ayahuasca that’s not only seeking to look into the outside, but also into the inside of us, trying to connect us with the purity, with the earth, with the blood. Their psychedelic sounds, combined with alt rock and folk, stirring our head to mix all those preconceived ideas, because in order to see the truth surrounding us, we must have a clear mind, free of them. Rythms that lead us from one side to another, holding us. Beginning a trance where the music bends with ambient sounds, where we are, nowhere. And lyrics entering in that space, already free and available to be contemplated, with texts trying to open our eyes like the “Puede Ser” ¿Cómo es qué, miles de años pueden confluir, /¿How is that, thousands of years can confluence, En esto que nadie volvería a vivir? / in this that no one would live again? Un grillete para controlar / A shackle to control Un grillete que puedes comprar / A shackle to buy Un grillete hecho para ti / A shackle made for you Un grillete los/nos hará feliz. / A shackle will make you/us happy. And between that song, mini melodic and experimental tunes […]
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In the middle of the concrete jungle, the buses, the collapsed subway, the traffic jam, the incoming bills, the advertising that is always trying to sell us things, the plastic cards that allow us to buy the things that sells us advertising in 45 fee or more, the anxiety to win more than others, the rage, in the middle of all this chaos…. There is Antonio González. Taking us with his music to a quiet and calm place, where you can breath in and breath out. Simple melodies capable of abstracting us to a peaceful state. And it’s in the middle of that peace, where he’s more used to talk about love, pain and freedom, weaving stories and metaphors so in that way we can go, unravel them and discovering them. After his first two EP’s “Cartero Único” and “Idioma del Río”, last year he released “Psicología para astronautas”, an album that feels more round and solid than the previous ones with songs like “Asteroides en la cabeza”, ” Marcas imborrables” or ” Siempre te diré “. A project that is just beginning and sure to keep growing up, because that quiet place we can escape, will be filled with more and more […]
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What´s so big about psychedelia that lures so many people into a colorful whirlwind, where everyone just chills on sunny afternoons? Well, for start, it may depend of what kind of substances you have introduced in your body and mind. And second, bands like James Numerin. Because the groovy sensations of the sixties are still alive in James Numerin work, not as a tribute or as a modern versions of old tunes, but instead, a new and creative way of making classic rock without sounding classic. Interesting musical views, deep atmospheres and clear convictions that remind us sometimes to Los Jaivas or Aguaturbia. Welcome are the unconventional guitars, the stranded pianos and freaky synthesizers. In this boat, there is space for everyone. No discrimination among genres, but influences very well marked. We want more from James Numerin, a walking experience. More from that well made sound and caring melodies. But for now, we are thrilled to show you a piece of their work and what means to us. Facebook – Soundcloud By Francisco Cifuentes Rivera
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MI NOMBRE ES DOLORES!
Music as a reflection of travel, experiences and experiences. Mi nombre es dolores! It is the lonesome project of Matías Hidalgo, bass guitarist of national bands and 608-z and Syndie. Leaving apart his usual instrument of 4 strings, he decides to take his acoustic guitar and start a parallel musical work that allows it to be author, composer and performer at the same time hinting in his lyrics and sound experiences of everyday life through songs like “Yo no me gané un oscar”, “mi mejor peor momento” and “hombre con suerte”. In 2014 he decides to leave Chile to start an international tour, starting on New Zealand, and then continue by Australia and Asia. Places where it can be released and show their material. In August 2015 confirms his participation in the Quest Festival. One of the most important alternative music festivals in Vietnam. Here he shares the stage with several prominent artists such as Ouissam, Jack Swift and Space Panther. In early 2016 he recorded two new songs that give a view of what will be his next album waterlogged to the end of 2016. Earlier this month decided to travel South Vietnam and motorcycle accompanied by his ukulele. […]
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Sweet melodies and vocal harmonies compose the music style of Yorka. What was a break out debut from two close singers is now a well-conformed band with his first record on track “Imperio” (2015). Formed by Yorka Pastenes on vocal and guitars,Daniela Pastenes on voice, Pablo Ramos on guitar and production, Francisco Ugarte on bass, Diego Fernández on keyboards and Andy Baro hitting the drums. Yorka´s sound gets the distinctive seal of dreamy pop songs and folk jewels like their single, Rinoceronte. Promising a charming atmosphere in every track. Almost like a sountrack to your next especial moment. Website Record label: Gatoruso records By: Francisco Cifuentes.
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Oso el Roto
If aliens visit the Earth someday, land in your place and ask you politely… “Human, what kind of sounds are worth the listening in this planet?” your answer will be three magic words. “Oso el Roto”. The best combination of inexplicable tunes, lots of imagination and so little limits. A little bit tribal, much more experimental, many samples and nonsense lyrics as his battle flag. The absurdity is a gun, and Oso el Roto is pointing at you. Prepare to open even more your mind, and press play to this wonderful journey sponsored by Oso el Roto. With the participation of Dadalu in choirs and production, Ervalizer in monotron and choirs, this journey is far from finishing Produced by Ice Flex, Ervalizer. Web: Bandcamp Facebook By: Francisco Cifuentes.
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