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Various Artists / Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru
Album:Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2010
Label:Barbes Records 

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-12-09 
Roots of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru
Psychedelic (kinda – but definitely with their hearts in the right place) Cumbias. Named after home-brewed Andean hooch, and mostly confined to the deepest barrios of Lima (as opposed to volume one, which headed more to the hills – but that seems a pretty subtle distinction.) Tracks seem to get rather more… capable? musically as we go along. Probably not surprising that the guitars are often a bit off, but the percussion is always spot on and then some. If you like mad rock ‘n’ roll with lots of flavor, check out everything here.
1. 3:20 **midtempo with high-pitched guitar, clibbity-clopping percussion. Instrumental. Ooh, a fuzz guitar moment! Mostly pretty repetitive, but delightfully dischordant.
2. 2:47 **uptempo, a bit jazzy, with scratcher. Nice timbales.
3. 3:07 **dramatic flourish intro, then slow dance with sweet tenor vocals, then midtempo call and response cumbia – sounds a bit Afro-Cuban.
4. 3:33 ***slow, swingy hip-wiggler, nice instrumentation, sweet solo vocals.
5. 2:50 **uptempo gallop with lots of percussion, on-key guitar, far-away sounding vocals.
6. 2:48 ****excellent – midtempo wobble with shrieks and whammy bar.
7. 2:50 ****midtempo with sincere sounding vocals and a variety of psychedelicky guitar sounds.
8. 3:16 *****absolutely manic romp with completely home-made instrument and production sounds, but brilliant hand percussion. Instrumental. Guitar solo will eat your brain. Farfisa will clean up the leftovers.
9. 3:28 ****a bit uptempo, vocals recorded either in a bathroom or over the loudspeaker at a bullring.
10. 2:14 ***a bit uptempo with high guitar and lots of percussion, instrumental.
11. 3:02 ***uptempo gallop with quite creditable vocals.
12. 3:04 *****mad percussion, farfisa and fuzz. Yay! Nuts!
13. 3:51 ***dramatic flourish intro, then midtempo lopassed bounce, probably recorded at a bar VERY late at night.
14. 3:09 *****upbeat, VERY bouncy and VERY drunk. Nice female vocals.
15. 2:34 *****surf cumbia instrumental – really nicely done.
16. 2:48 *****great surf guitar sound, midtempo swingy groove, chorus all about “black gold”. Great stuff.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Los DestellosConstelacion
2.Compay QuintoEl Diablo
3.Los RiberenosSilbando
4.Los IllusionistasColegiala
5.Los DestellosLa Pastorcita
6.Los Wembler's De IquitosLamento Del Yacuruna
7.Grupo CelesteComo Un Ave
8.Manzanita Y Su ConjuntoEl Hueleguiso
9.Chacalon Y La Nuevo CremaA Trabajar
10.Los DestellosCumbia Del Desierto
11.Ranil Y Su ConjuntoMala Mujer
12.Manzinita Y Su ConjuntoAgua
13.Los ShapisEl Aguajal
14.Manzinita Y Su ConjuntoPaga La Cuenta Sinverguenza
15.Los WalkersSiboney
16.Los Wembler's De IquitosLa Danza Del Petrolero