"Gorgeous classic French surf-pop" 8/10 Uncut
A French language record influenced by obscure horror films and unhappy love affairs that entraps the listener in its seamless melodies, immersive harmonies and unshakable grooves.
Various Cumbia Beat Volume 1
Vampisoul CDX2 VAMPICD116 8435008862107 17 May 10
Peruvian cumbia, also know as 'chicha', brings together tropical music styles from Colombia and Cuba, Western influences such as 60s beat and psychedelic rock, and mixes them with indigenous melodies from the Amazonian jungle and traditional Andean songs. The result is a unique and vibrant style of music which reverberates with life. Vampisoul's compilation includes tracks by the most important bands of the genre. Peruvian cumbia is currently being rediscovered by new audiences and there exists a thriving club and live venue scene in cities like New York, London and Madrid.
36-page booklet with extensive liner notes in English and Spanish plus photos and memorabilia.