Vytas BrennerLa Ofrenda De Vytas
"La ofrenda de Vytas" was their first album and stands as a masterpiece of Venezuelan symphonic folk music.
Although born in Germany in 1947, Vytas Brenner's family moved to Venezuela when he was just a child.
His music career would start during a period when the Brenners lived in Barcelona and Vytas formed the Vytas Brenner Quartet with his brother Haakon and local musicians Toti Soler and Jordi Sabatés.
With the addition of singer Jeanette in 1966 they became Brenner's Folk, the origin of the more successful Pic-Nic, although Vytas and Haakon had to leave the band when their family returned to Venezuela.
After some years devoted to his music studies and a few collaborations, Vytas started his own band in 1972, with which he would become of the leading music innovators in Venezuela over the following years.
Released in 1973, "La ofrenda de Vytas" was their first album and presents a truly unique fusion of traditional Venezuelan music, Latin American rhythms and progressive rock.
With a setting of guitars, piano, organ, bass, synths and drums augmented by traditional instruments (harp, cuatro, maracas, percussion), the album is constantly inventive and creates a captivating atmosphere through well-crafted compositions and impressive playing.
A masterpiece of Venezuelan symphonic folk music.