“ Genre: Rock - Psychedelic Rock / Artist: Various Artists „
Over the last couple of years, I've become a great fan of collections of nuggets and grooves albums compiling tracks of a psychedelic garage, funk or soul nature. More and more have been released and some of them aren't all that impressive but this one is a little bit different.
From the crazy collage on the front cover, you know you are in for a treat with Atenshion! Refleshion! - a compilation of Spanish Psychedelic Grooves from 1967 to 76. Music styles vary on this album but it does sound a little similar to both the Bikini Beats and The In-Kraut volumes in some way, it's better than the latter though, in fact it's very good indeed.
The album is full of brightness and gets you dancing, even if you're not quite sure what you are dancing to, how to dance to it and can't make out any of the words. If James Brown were latin, he'd be hankering after being put on this album.
Fuzzy guitars, reverb, brass instruments and lots of funkiness is what you can expect to find on this hard to get album of Spanish Psychedelic Grooves, rarities from Spanish artists you'll likely never heard of unless you're the kind of character who dropped acid with a former bull fighter that made clothes out of vegetable peelings in Andalucia during the 60s and 70s.
It's track 3 - Los Goya - "Arbol Sin Raiz" that really does it for me, starting off with an insane guitar break, it moves on to some deep funky bass before moving on to some chilled out bongo drumming before mixing it up to a party sound of everything combined!
As far as I know the album is only available on LP at the moment and at around twenty pounds, it doesn't come particularly cheaply but is definitely worth the money!