As a life long fan of Bolivian psych-rock, I was naturally sceptical of Vuelveteloca, the supposed legends of Chilean psych-rock.
Yet here they are, on Fuzz Club Records with their fifth album Sonora, smashing the doomiest, most stoned rock together with the hyper connectivity of a heavy metal Kraftwerk operating suicidal seventies super-computers. And their last album was called Pantera. Cool!
Vinyl LP £17.99 FC75V12
LP on Fuzz Club.
8/10 gbar 2nd December 2017
Vuelveteloca are a Chilean psych-rock outfit who formed over a decade ago in Santiago, and on their fifth album ‘Sonora’, the band combines the mind-expanding rhythmic psychedelia with the doomy struts of stoner rock (sorta like Black Sabbath meets King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard), especially on ‘La Niebla’ and ‘Alta Montana’, while ‘L.A.’ almost harkens back to the days of early 90s Madchester by channeling their inner Stone Roses, then ‘Cientologia & Altiplano’ closes the album with hypnotically cosmic grooves. The end result of it all is nine tracks that will rip your faces off as well as blow your minds. While many bands by the time of their fifth album have entered their midlife crisis, Vuelvetloca sounds like they are nowhere near that stage, still sounding as fresh as they’ve ever been.
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