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ARTIST
TITLE
Tarkus
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
REPSYCH 1007BCD REPSYCH 1007BCD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/25/2009

"Continuing with their new series of 'updated' versions, Repsychled Records will release another jewel box issue, this time the album of choice is the only record by Tarkus. In early 1972, Telegraph Avenue broke up. Walo, the drummer, was visited by two friends from Argentina: Guillermo Van Lacke and Darío Gianella. This trio began to play some music at Walo's place. Finally, Alex Nathanson joined them as the singer, but now singing in Spanish. And so, these two ex-Telegraph Avenue members along with the two Argentine musicians began to play heavy rock music in Lima. They called themselves Tarkus -- and they were definitely too loud for the scene of that time! Their eponymous album was recorded (on eight channels) in only five weeks, and features all original tunes -- the first heavy rock LP from South America. And what a record: eight tracks jammed with killer guitars, yelling vocals and powerful bass and drums. They had an original heavy sound influenced by Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, with touches of the music of Almendra or even Pappo's Blues. Re-packaged issue with 16-page booklet with lyrics, biography, press comments from news papers clippings, and some unseen photos that doesn't appear on the 'Deluxe version' (repsychled cd 1007). Artwork is reconfigured, with great photos from the band's personal archive. This reissue was created using the original master tapes, and was remastered very carefully with tube amplifiers. Support this licensed issue: it has great unseen photos and sound remastered from the original mastered tapes, all at a very economic price!"