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ARTIST
TITLE
Sangre
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
LBR 008LP LBR 008LP
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

Sangre (Blood) is Hablan por la Espalda's fifth album, recorded between 2014 and 2015 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and produced by Nicolás Demczylo (Santé Les Amis guitarist). Musically, the album continues the legacy of its predecessors, Macumba (2009) and Celebración (2012), deepening the psychedelic rock and post-punk connection with local influences from Afro-Uruguayan candombe. On a philosophical level, the album was inspired by dramatic circumstances that members of the band experienced between 2012 and 2013. Hablan por la Espalda is one of the most important bands in the Montevideo rock scene. The band formed in 1996, when its members were merely teenagers, and were pioneers in the then-burgeoning local DIY hardcore scene. With time, the band's sound mutated from rudimentary punk toward a form of psychedelia, born from the fusion of blues and hard rock, along with other visceral expressions such as candombe, the ritualistic sound of the Afro-Uruguayan drums. HPLE have been known for their wild stage antics, which earned them a bad reputation in their early years; they were banned from many venues in the Uruguayan capital. That didn't stop the group, which has since expanded into a septet including percussion and organ, from touring much of South America, Europe, and United States. 150-gram LP. Edition of 500.