El Polen

Formed in 1972 in Peru, El Polen were one of the first Andean psychedelic rock bands ever. Their music was a mixture of native instruments, quenas and antaras, with traditional rock instrumentation, creating a unique style where violins sounded like fuzz guitars.

Cholo (1972)



Fuera de la Ciudad (1973)


Possibly the best folk album of all time. Timeless, innocent, impossibly beautiful, sadly lost in time. The 12 minute epic “El Hijo del Sol” is a pure bliss … hippie anthem, Peruvian style!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Take the albums down immediately! Stop stealing our rent and food money!

ybf said...

thank you for introducing me to music i have never heard before, i love it, and will try now to support the artist!

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting. But if anon. is serious maybe I should sample (and purchase, as I am compelled to do as I NEED original vinyl or CD in a pinch)other material upon your superb blog. Gracias.

César said...

el polen is the best! u have to listen "Signos e instrumentos".

Souvlaki said...

Since these albums are unavailable outside of Peru, and there's no way to purchase them on the Internet, downloading from the blogs is literally the only way for people to hear this amazing music. Anon #1 is just taking the piss.

BB said...

That's an amazing band and maybe hundreds of us would never hear about them if it wasn't here on this blog.

zeleni said...
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Bruno said...

i think these albums are unavailable in peru, too. at least, they were unavailable last time i was there. i had to buy a cd with a vinyl rip from a street vendor--no proceeds go to the artists, obviously.
i've never heard cholo before! thank you for the post!

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