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No He Olvidado Cómo Jugar Embarrado/Fiesta del Diablo y el Cerdo


180-gram vinyl. First reissue. "It was 1985. Scrap metal wasn't a common sight on those stages. A large can sprinkled with alcohol on its surface was used as percussion. Over that menacing piece of junk hung a glass bottle, whose contact against the can stimulated a rhythm chaos loaded with grunts and violence. The band was called Mar Otra Vez. The song, 'Jonás.' Its last note was the loud noise caused by that bottle smashing against the can. Shattered to pieces. Destroying the tasteful notions of melody and colour. Confronting Madrid's Movida (the late '70s/early '80s countercultural movement). ... Julián Sanz (bass), Javier Corcobado (vocals and wind instruments), Javier Rodrigo (guitar), Luis Corchado (drums) and Andrews Wax (keyboards) built on the daring experiences, two or three years earlier, of bands such as 429 Engaños -- where some of the Mar Otra Vez members had started to play with noise -- or La Gran Curva, whose members had a stall at Madrid's Rastro market where they sold recorded cassette copies of 'difficult' music. ... It's the summer of 1983. 429 Engaños break up. Compulsory military obligations drive them away from each other. ... after finishing the military service Corcobado chooses Tenerife as his residence, where he experiments with industrial composition techniques such as the 'cut and paste' of magnetic tapes. He corresponds with Julián Sanz by letter, they exchange lyrics, sounds and theories. ... No he olvidado cómo jugar embarrado (also Fiesta del diablo y el cerdo) was recorded over three days in February 1985. ... Their young adrenaline was channelled towards a real tension, sometimes brutal, others psychological. If 429 Engaños had been an exercise in experimentation, the first Mar Otra Vez mini-LP became an exercise in intellectual composition. Being different was the best virtue. So much that they refused to wear dishevelled dandy uniforms, in the style that their admired Nick Cave had done in his Birthday Party period, thus freeing themselves from aesthetics. The wildness of the Australian band was present. But so were New York's no wave, jazz-rock bass lines and the most aggressive funk. It was a complete initiation to otherness that would yield another two records (Edades de óxido (1986) and Algún paté venenoso (1987)) and which nobody in Spain would be able to match, although it would serve as template for record labels of the next decade such as Triquinoise and Por Caridad." --César Estabiel