V.A. The Paths Of Pain The Caife Label Quito 1960-68

Honest Jon's | Item No: 865810
Vinyl 2LP | 2021 / UK – Original | New
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A dazzling survey of the last, bohemian flowering of the so-called Golden Era of Ecuadorian musica national, before the oil boom and incoming musical styles — especially cumbia — swept away its achingly beautiful, phantasmagorical, utopian juggling of indigenous and mestizo traditions.

Forms like the tonada, albazo, danzante, yaravi, carnaval, and sanjuanito; the yambo, with roots in pre-Incan ritual, and the pasillo, a take on the Viennese waltz, arriving through the Caribbean via Portugal and Spain.

Exhumations like the astoundingly out-there organist Lucho Munoz, from Panama, toying with the expressive and technical limits of his instrument; and our curtain-raiser Biluka, who travelled to Quito from Rio, naming his new band Los Canibales in honour of the late-twenties Cannibalist movement back home, dedicated to cannibalising other cultures in the fight against post-colonial, Eurocentric hegemony. He played the ficus leaf, hands-free, laying it on his tongue. One leaf was playable for ten hours. He spent long periods living on the street, in rags, when he wasn’t in the CAIFE studio recording his chamber jazz-from-space, with the swing, elegance and detail of Ellington’s small groups, crossed with the brassy energy of ska — try Cashari Shunguito — and an enthralling other-worldliness.
Utterly scintillating guitar-playing, prowling double bass, piercing dulzaina, wailing organ, rollicking gypsy violin, brass, accordion, harps, and flutes. Bangers to get drunk and dance to. Slow songs galore to drown your sorrows in, with wildly sentimental lyrics drawn from the Generacion Decapitada group of poets (who all killed themselves); expert heart-breakers, with the raw passion of the best rembetica, but reined in, like the best fado.

Sumptuously presented, in a gatefold sleeve and printed inners, with a full-size, full-colour booklet, with wonderful photos and excellent notes. Limpid sound, too, courtesy of original reels in Quito, and Abbey Road in London; pressed at Pallas.
Item Details
Item No: 865810
Artist: V.A.
Title: The Paths Of Pain The Caife Label Quito 1960-68
Label: Honest Jon's
Catalog No: HJRLP082
Format: Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing: UK – Original
Release Date: 2021
Genre: Organic Grooves
Style: Latin | Brazil
Available since: 2021-11-03
Condition: New
Price: 27,99 €
Weight: 500g (plus 250g Packaging)
A1 Biluka Y Los Canibales - Cotopaxi
A2 Duo Mendoza-Oztiz - Cansados Pies Corazon Mio
A3 Hermanas Mendoza Suasti - Ingratitud
A4 Olga Gutierrez - Dulce Mirada
A5 Los Inaquingas - Ensonacion
A6 Hermanos Castro - Taita Salasaca
B1 Benitez Y Valencia - Desesperacion
B2 Los Tres Ases - Lejos De Ti
B3 Conjunto Caife - Vaca Lechera
B4 Benitez Y Valencia - Amor De Mi Linda Guambra
B5 Biluka Y Los Canibales - El Anacu De Mi Guambra
B6 Lucho Munoz - Pasional
C1 Benitez Y Valencia - Carnaval De Guaranda
C2 Los Tres Ase - La Naranja
C3 Duo Aguayo Huayamabe - Mi Dulce Amor
C4 Hermanas Mendoza Suasti - Sangrante Corazon
C5 Benitez Y Valencia - Plegaria
C6 Hermanos Castro - Los Huachis
D1 Raul Emiliani Y Hector Bonilla - Chola Cuencana
D2 Biluka Y Los Canibales - Cashari Shunguito
D3 Hermanas Mendoza Suasti - Longuito Enamorado
D4 Duo Aguayo Huayamabe - Desde Que Tute Fuiste
D5 Segunado Bautista - Sendero Del Dolor
D6 Benitez Y Valencia - Corazon Que No Olvida
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