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[Audio] – El Kinto – “Don Pascual” (1968)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on March 25, 2009

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El Kinto – “Don Pascual” (1968)

I was turned onto El Kinto by the proprietor of Twisted Village in Cambridge, Mass. and I must thank him for the perfect soundtrack for a trip to the beaches of the Cape on a lovely spring day.  Despite being apparent linchpins of Uruguay’s early rock/psych-candombe fusion scene, there’s seemingly very little information about them out there, other than that they really never recorded, and exist on record now only through several live-for-tv performances that were miraculously rescued and released a decade after their creation.  It’s a good thing–and the music tells you all you need to know: beautiful, spare, careful melodies and harmonies, understated rythms, unadorned guitar work.  [A compendium of El Kinto’s known surviving recordings is in and out or print, but very worth hunting down.  El Kinto is featured on one of my favorite mixes at Musicophilia.]

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  1. Ernesto said, on May 12, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    El Kinto was a great band!!!! One of the best Psych bands (here, people call this Candombe-Beat) in South America ever. And in the world. Yes, i think that. The composer and song writer, Edurdo Mateo, is a legend here, specially in the “Rio de la Plata” (River Plate, that means Uruguay and Argentine). If you hear all of Eduardo Mateo’s albums, you will found a mythical poet and excellent musician. You can found all of this albums in the web. Sorry for my really bad english. Greetings from Uruguay. Ernesto.

    • Soundslike said, on May 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you, Ernesto! (And your English is very good, no need to be sorry!) I’ve heard only a little of Edurdo Mateo’s solo work, but I need to hear more. What are your favorite albums of his? Thank you so much for listening and commenting.

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