El Polen - Fuera De La Ciudad LPBuh Records (Peru)
Buh Records present for the first time in vinyl format, the reissues of the two first and fundamental albums by El Polen, the legendary Peruvian band formed in the late 1960s by brothers Juan Luis and Raul Pereira. Two records highly sought by collectors round the world due to the majesty of a sound where you find Andean music, folk and psychedelia. 1972's Cholo (BR 089LP), and 1973's Fuera De La Ciudad ("Out of the City"), presented here, are two landmarks in Peruvian music, as they are two works that start a path for fusion between rock and native music in Peru and Latin America. This influential Peruvian band, pioneer of the fusion of Andean music, folk, and psychedelia, is the favorite artist of Devendra Banhart.
Fuera De La Ciudad was recorded with all of the musicians at the same time in two short sessions at El Virrey studios; which said studio never believed El Polen's LP would sell so they only released a limited edition of only one thousand copies. Three months later, there were no records in the market. Various musicians from El Polen were contacted in those times by travelers from different parts of the continent who came with the dream of finding a copy... it was not possible, even some of the musicians from the band didn't have a copy. Today these are rare items still looked for by people from different parts of the planet. The present edition in vinyl format has been produced from the master tapes with the authorization and supervision of the band itself. This is the starting point for a series of releases of a new collection of Buh Records dedicated to El Polen.