A week ago, I had no idea what chica was. I'd never really listened to Peruvian cumbia. This week it was crash course time. It started with Juaneco y Su Combo, courtesy of the ever cool Super Sonido (or was cool. They haven't updated in a while). From there it was a stop at Tiger Milk Records, and by then I was sucked in. I'm not going to bullshit here, or re-write a description that's already been written. I got nothin'. Just links to all of the cool stuff I've been digging. Listen to a few of these. It's good, out there in an organic, spacey, definitely-not-from-here sort of way. Shit, I can't aptly describe the sounds, let alone the feel. Read the thing at Perfect Sound Forever, that's a solid rundown. But man, get lost in this music. File under "stuff from way over there".
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Juaneco y Su Combo - La Cumbia De Los Cuervos mp3 at Super Sonido
Los Vagos De Paramonga - La Muerte Del Lobo mp3 at Super Sonido
Manzanita y Su Conjunto - Asi Asi Asi at Super Sonido
Four more chica bombs at Super Sonido
Tiger Milk Records - Streaming samples of their compilations
Peruvian Chica at Perfect Sound Forever