Thursday, January 11, 2007

Grupo Agua - "Transparencia" {Chile} [1977] (Psych Folk)

There has always been a faint and difficult-to-describe difference between the musical projects that become well-known and the ones which doesn't, and it isn't just about quality. Sometimes, the band has an already famous spreader (see the example of The Velvet Underground), a good marketing campaign (as it happens so often nowadays) or even a little bit of luck (as is the case of The Sonics, Nick Drake and another infinty of artists that achieved a good number of fans decades after their disband). The popularization of internet has shown to be the best friend of the members of this third group, because it made much easier the search for obscure bands from all around the world. Since than, the term "world music" is used with regularity when people are talking about musical genres that cannot be search anywere but in a particular region of the globe.

And, more than any other kind of bands, there are those which have been forgotten by the world. If not for some old vinyls, it is impossible to find any trace of their existance. Usually, it happens with mediocre, not-creative groups. But there are some rare cases when relative good, unlucky bands, suffer from this same disease. Those bands never had any kind of re-issue, and the remaining copys of their records are sold from a collector to another. Grupo Água is surely one of them. ...read more here

tRansparencia..

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

link: http://tinyurl.com/y3tfhj

Edson/BR said...

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Thx for this post!
I saw several Agua shows here
in Campinas/SP/Brasil.
I recommend you to click!
Edson.
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mruzi50@hotmail.com said...

Well, I certainky rate this album much higher than the reviewer...I don't know much about traditional music from Andes and have no idea how well (or how poorly) the instruments are played. But I love the atmosphere, joy, and simplicity of the music - I think it's very good! Thanks for posting another rare and great album.

Marian

Anonymous said...

Great South American Psych folk,thanks for sharing!

Todd .Taiwan

Anonymous said...

Hola...voy a bajar el disco y escucharlo...sim no me gusta...lo dejo como una rareza...

Saludos desde Chile

Anonymous said...

Desde Chile les agradesco este aporte..............no he escuchado nunca ha este grupo, siendo que es de mi pais, muchas gracias

Anonymous said...

INCREIBLE QUE EXISTA TANTA MUSICA,
PARA NO CREERLA
DEL GRUPO AGUA TENGO UN VINILO
PERO ESTE NO LO CONOZCO, LO MALO DE TODO ES QUE AUN NO LOGRO BAJAR
NADA GRACIAS YA APRENDERE

francisco muñoz said...

Eso no es nada tengo dos vinilos del Agua
y repetido " Amaneceres "
uno de ellos se lo regalare a mi hermano nelson.

Raphael Carvalho Gimenes said...

Hi, do you think you could reposot this? FLAC or mp3 at 320kbps (I only have it with lower quality :/ ) thanks I really appreciate it !

(do you also have Amaneceres?)

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