Sunday, 10 April 2016

Kalasasaya (Sikus, 2011)

Bolivia has an ancient and well known folk music Heritage and many local musicians try to keep it alive. Just a few of them mix such a beautiful tradition with rock and electric instruments. Sikus are among the latter and they actually created a kind of progressive rock based on Andian atmospheres and modern arrangements. Thistrack, coming from the album "E.C.L.I.P.S.E.", is a good specimen of their experiment: it starts like an ambient Inca-like track, then the rock instruments come in.

"E.C.L.I.P.S.E." was the second studio work by Sikus.

They never cancel nor trivialize the folk roots, they just add their own full-bodied character to them, even they show another face of Bolivian soul. Those musicians know how to play both acoustic and electric instruments and how to put them in a well set up track. Just give them a chance... I did and I never repented!