It is an unfortunate reality with many groups from Argentina that, although they may have spent several years developing their own sound, they rarely have a chance to demonstrate the results in the recording studio. The end result: the fame of some of these bands has only very slowly spread abroad to the general world of record collectors and fans of underground music.
This is certainly the case with Orions Beethoven, loosely described as a symphonic psychedelic group, primarily, it seems, because of the way that they worked classical music themes into a jagged psychedelic wah-wah guitar shaped world of their own making. Here we have a reissue of their debut album (1973), which starts out with a riff that sounds like a schizoid version of the Get Smart theme music, and goes on from there into weird reaches of flanged vocals, hard-edged guitar solos; the second track, a thirteen minute suite, is driven by guitarfirst acoustic, then a wiry-wounding electric; track three is stranger stillecho effects, flanged drums sounding like an outer-spatial blues band jam. Im sure those classical music themes are there somewhere in track four, but theres no sense of precious about this band.
Live bonus track is briefa portion of the suite (track two) from the albumand apparently a rare document of the band on stage.
|2||Suite: El Camino De Los Superhombres - Soy El Sol - Nirmanakaya||12:35|
|3||Retrato De Alguien||8:21|
|4||Hijo Del Relámpago (Fuego)||13:33|
|5||Nirmanakaya - Live Version||5:56|