Los Flippers Pronto Viviremos Un Mondo on Limited Edition Import LP
One of Colombia's better known '60s & '70s groups is Los Flippers, but few people outside of their home country know about this wonderful 1973 album they made. It's probably because it was self-released on their leader Arturo Astudillo's own label, rather than the bigger labels they used before. But in any case, it's no doubt a great album that must be heard.
The music is quite special, blending psychedelia with a progressive sound and soul as well. Impeccably produced, here we find Los Flippers at their peak of inspiration, and by this point, they were a bunch of very experienced musicians. The result is much more mature than any of their previous works, and they achieved a sound that ranks right up there with any supergroup.
With completely original compositions (and one Buddy Miles cover), they used a good dose of psychedelic effects and some tasty horns as well. As an addition, this reissue includes a bonus track from an earlier 45, with a killer sound reminiscent of Iron Butterfly.