Thursday, May 05, 2011

VA – Psicotronica! Spanish Cinematic Grooves & Funky Soundtracks (1968-1978)

Rare grooves from the pulpiest regions of Spanish cinema from late 60s to late 70s – soft core erotica, comedies and otherwise exploitation style films! Needless to say, the subject matter made plenty of room for Spanish styled blaxploitation & sound library influenced grooves, psychedelic funk & rock! Laid down with flute, fuzzy guitars, organs and more – groovy, seedy stuff!

1.Adolfo Waitzman Orquesta – Montecarlo Beach
2.Jou Cogra – Atrapados
3.Calderón – En Busca De Daniel
4.Greg Segura Y Su Orquesta – El Hombre De Hoy
5.Africa Ríos – Encuentros 4a Fase
6.Jou Cogras – Todo Controlado
7.Orquesta Antonio Latorre – Bajamar
8.Ray Martin – Harlem Dreams
9.Alcy Agüero Y Su Orquesta Pop – Sao Paulo
10.Jaime Pérez – Stress
11.The Friends Band Co – Without Words
12.Fernando Orteu – Amb Aquells Ulls Tan Blaus
13.J Torregrosa – Serra Do Carioca
14.Fernando Orteu – Solos Tú Y Yo
15.Nena Catherine – Trepa Que Te Trepa
16.Chalton Flyes – Drumfire
17.Decibels A Go-Go – De 9 A 6

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In the late sixties and early to mid seventies, while Spain was still under Franco's last years of dictatorship, Spanish cinema entered two important periods known as "Landismo" (named after actor Alfredo Landa) and "Destape" (The Strip Period). Lots of bizarre, soft-erotic/comedy and exploitation films were shooted, most of them featuring groovy and delirious soundtracks. Serious and well-respected musicians like Antón García Abril, Adolfo Waitzman and Gregorio Gª Segura incorporated the latest musical trends which came from other European countries like Italy and France to their work. This was a frenetic period, in which these composers adopted the hip and modern sounds of the time to their compositions for soundtracks, mixing them with their Spanish roots, resulting in an avalanche of incredible soundtracks for exploitation films.

Virtually every Spanish comedy/exploitation/action film released during 1968 and 1974 included the typical scene of "young people dancing to groovy music at the club full of weird hippies", especially if the directors were people like Pedro Lazaga and Mariano Ozores and the cast featured actors like Alfredo Landa or José Luis López V zquez.. Sadly, the majority of these soundtracks are lost forever, as they were never released on vinyl and the audio master tapes usually were erased or ended up in the trashcan. On "Psicotrónica!" you'll find tracks taken from real soundtracks along others which sound 100% cinematic but were never included in any film. All of them taken from unknown records released in Spain between 1968 and 1978, including many rare library private recordings. A real fest of Spanish styled blaxploitation & library grooves, psychedelic funk full of flute, fuzz and wah-wah guitars, Hammond grooves, sexploitation sounds, bossa-scat nuggets, thriller-spy-action grooves...


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Anonymous said...

stupid people, making soundtrack compilations with tracks that specifically were NEVER taken from.... movies !!! only in spain...