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BLOPS - ST ( 1970s highly sought after killer S. American psych/prog rarity -180 gram ltd to 300 ) LP

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    First official reissue of this early 1970s highly sought after killer South American psych/progressive rarity under licence from Arci in Chile!

    Pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Shrink-rapped.

    Limited edition of just 300 copies.

    The monumental fiasco Los Blops experienced at the Vine Festival of 1972 gave rise to an abrupt reaction on behalf of the group. It was something like "if they do not want subtle songs, poetic and loving, then try this: Locomotive. The group even momentarily changed their name to Paraffin. The acoustic guitars were still there, at least for the performances, but now with an openness for the electric and the progressive thing. Julio Villalobos had already left the group by this time, and he was replaced by the classic pianist Juan Vile Carlos, who made a significant contribution in keyboards. With this, Los Blops, after an anarchical stage of pure improvisation, returned now to another serious tryout this time with a more aggressive, progressive, quite unclassifiable style which once again was absolutely pioneering for Chile. Under the name of Paraffin, they returned to the public in February of 1973, and performed at the mythical festival Los Caminos que se Abren (Ways being opened), next to Los Jaivas and the El Polen from Peru, and other groups. The delivery of Paraffin/Los Blops was total, overwhelming, and left a memory difficult to erase, for many until today. The group played only seven tracks, among them five of them were recorded on the album.

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