El Polen - La Fuera De La Cuidad LP
by Buh Records
Artist: El Polen
Title: La Fuera De La Cuidad
Speed: 33 RPM
The 2nd holy grail psych-folk masterpiece from Peru's El Polen. Building on their debut album, Cholo, Fuera De La Ciudad (Out Of The City) is essentially the continuation of a deep artistic trip that began in the hippy communities of Miraflores, Barranco, Santa Eulalia & Cusco, and refined in the studios of Virrey. Recorded just 1 year after Cholo, the band broadened their vision by literally leaving the city. The music certainly evokes deep landscapes and cultures - - a cosmic trip of hippy-lore & cultural diversity with deep roots in Peruvian folklore, fusion & ayahuasca. As with their 1st album, Virrey thought very little of these releases and is believed to have been scrapped after only 1000 original presses(!) Lovingly restored from the master tapes by Lima-based label Buh Records, this edition comes with an insert booklet and is limited to 500 copies worldwide. Soundclips hardly do these records and justice. Essential fruit and an important cog in the history of Peruvian music (Part 2)!!