Los Jaivas – La ventana LP
Second LP from the greatest Chilean psych band, also self titled but also known and re-released as La Ventana (The Window). Another heady dose of psych and local flavour. Ranges from the melodic suprise hit Todos Juntos to tribal jamming, searing guitars and the epic intense chugging mescaline infused classic ‘Los Caminos que se Abren’. Los Javias discography wavers following this (at the peak of their rise a dumb ass coup arrives on the doorstep) but La Ventana is is a glorious and fckd up as their debut.
Los Jaivas has often been considered one of the most important rock bands in Chile and South America. This influential Chilean band formed in 1963 mixes psychedelic rock and progressive rock with Latin American folk instruments and rhythms. In this album Los Jaivas shows many different artistic facets from improvisation and song writing to the first steps of symphonic creation.