Cuero - Tiempo Después LP

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A Svart Mondo release. Black vinyl, 500 copies.

Cuero (which means Leather in English) was an Argentinean band formed by the high calibre lineup of Nacho Smilari (lead guitar, vocals) and Carlos Calabró (drums) after the short-lived hard-rock super-group Piel De Pueblo from Buenos Aires split up. Musicians who had been in some of the more well known Buenos Aires-based bands of the 70s, their output before Cuero had been as eclectic as it was prolific for their time. Featuring original compositions of guitar-driven progressive rock with emotive vocals, jazz-rock and dramatic blues instrumentals,Tiempo Después is a heavy rocking potpourri of the highest order. At times very experimental, Nacho’s guitar work is a true highlight of the album, with delightful skill and wide ranging passages. The instrumental “Tiempo después”, “Nuevamente el momento”, “No sé si voy a enloquecer”, the blues “Escucha mi voz”, and the long, winding psych rock of “Paula acurrucada en un color” are all standout tunes on an action-packed blues-fueled heavy rocking gem. Recommended album for those who know and like Piel de Pueblo, Montes, Rockal y la Cría and Pappo’s Blues, but a treat of rare Argentinian gold for anyone who knows the meaning of hard rock. Original vinyl versions of Tiempo Después are now very rare, so this reissue pulls it out of obscurity and back onto all good music freaks turntables.