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:Nov 2010
Label:Barbes Records  

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1. Oct 30, 2014: The Sunset Life
El Diablo
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El Diablo
2. Apr 17, 2014: The Sunset Life
A Trabajar
5. Oct 11, 2012: The Sunset Life
El Diablo
3. Apr 04, 2013: The Sunset Life
El Aguajal
6. Mar 31, 2012: New World Disorder
La Danza Del Petrolero

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 Destellos Constelacion
2. Compay Quinto El Diablo
3. Los Riberenos Silbando
4. Los Illusionistas Colegiala
5. Los Destellos La Pastorcita
6. Los Wembler's De Iquitos Lamento Del Yacuruna
7. Grupo Celeste Como Un Ave
8. Manzanita Y Su Conjunto El Hueleguiso
9. Chacalon Y La Nuevo Crema A Trabajar
10. Los Destellos Cumbia Del Desierto
11. Ranil Y Su Conjunto Mala Mujer
12. Manzinita Y Su Conjunto Agua
13. Los Shapis El Aguajal
14. Manzinita Y Su Conjunto Paga La Cuenta Sinverguenza
15. Los Walkers Siboney
16. Los Wembler's De Iquitos La Danza Del Petrolero