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El Apagon: Peruvian Chicha from the Horoscopo Vaults, 1978-1988
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LP

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PHS 052LP PHS 052LP
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12/15/2017

Pharaway Sounds present the first ever compilation dedicated to this groundbreaking Peruvian label, Discos Horóscopo. Founded by Juan Campos in 1977, the Discos Horóscopo label was the major outlet for the real Peruvian chicha sound: a surreal and irresistible blend of psychedelic fuzz-tone guitars, infectious echo-drenched vocals, electronic keyboards, and tropical/Andean rhythms. During its 15 years of existence, Discos Horóscopo was the home of the biggest names of the chicha sound, from the legendary Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema to Los Destellos, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegría, all featured here. 11 tracks taken from rare 45s and LPs. Also features: Tongo Y Su Grupo Imaginación, Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema, La Mermelada, Grupo Maravilla, Pintura Roja, Los Shapis, Cuarteto Universal, Grupo Halley, and Grupo Celeste. Remastered sound; Color insert with detailed liner notes and photos.

"It was these groups that, as part of a cultural complex where Discos Horóscopo had a central role, built and developed the stage of 'chicha music', filling the lives of thousands of men and women who made us of their right to joy in a changing yet greatly convulsed environment that, nevertheless, offered opportunities to build a better life in the future." --Carlos Leyva Arroyo