Opus Alfa (Vinyl)
Mega-rare Uruguayan heavy blues rock with a strong psych vibe. Originally released in 1972, the band's sole album consists of wah wah heavy guitar leads, cheesy organ sounds and some sophisticated flute work. This is a fully authorized reissue taken from the original master tapes in a small edition of only 200 copies. Don't sleep on this one.
"Little Butterfly Records present the first full reissue of Opus Alfa's self-titled album, originally released by Discos De La Planta in 1972. Opus Alfa was a blues-rock band that was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1970. It developed a new and overly unique presentation where the band experimented with electric blues-rock and other genres, either in the merger with the Río de la Plata's tango or a "baroque" acoustic experience where instrumentals incorporated with violins, flutes, acoustic guitars, and the bandurria. Despite economic constraints and being immersed in an adverse context for avant-garde rock, Opus Alfa were also characterized by a high degree of professionalism and a striking energy for self-promoting their work, making musical appearances in dozens of underground bars, discos, concerts, and festivals throughout the year 1971. This album was recorded in only two days and practically in the first take, which shows the potential of the band. The different tracks combine a harmonious sample of the experiments musical genres with a striking alternation in the instrumentals. This is the first full reissued version (with never-before-seen photos), is truly worth knowing, and does justice to the band's hard work, despite the time elapsed. The strange cover is the original, with two eggs on a black background, a message which for many meant the recognition of a band with a lot of temperament. Comes as 140 gram vinyl; Edition of 200."