Vainica Doble (1971) MP3/Flac

altThis was a Spanish-Dutch duo, who sang their own folk-rock songs. The music could be described to be a mix of The Trees, the German Popol Vuh (their oriental songs with Djong Yun) and the relaxed, song-oriented Pink Floyd with slide guitars (on Obscured By The Clouds' "Wots...Uh The Deal"). This is only meant to illustrate how exotic Vainica Doble's music really is, always bringing in different sessionmen. Their first album is extremely rare and I have never seen it for sale. The later albums on Guimbarda veered towards traditional classic folk, but are richly arranged with violins and cellos.
(taken from "Scented Gardens Of The Mind")

Along with Pan Y Regaliz and Evolution this is one of the few spanish re-issues on the Wah-Wah label (Wah Wah LPS 008 / 2001) that suits my needs. You may noticed that I'm not the die-heart folk-music connoisseur but I would say Vainica Doble's first album is above-average. The opener "Caramelo De LimГіn" is a powerful folk song with slightly progressive moves that should appeal fans of both genres. "El Duende" is a pretentious ballad with solemn vocals, and although I usually stay away from lofty sounds, somehow it works here. Both songs I would call the stand-out tracks of an album that maintains a good standard throughout. The re-issue also features the A-sides of their first and second single as bonus tracks as well as their fourth 45 as a bonus 7-inch.

- Caramelo De LimГіn
- Dime, FГ©lix
- El Duende
- ВїQuiГ©n Le Pone El Cascabel Al Gato?
- Mari Luz
- La Cigarra Y La Hormiga
- Refranes [bonus track]
- La Ballena Azul
- La Cotorra
- Roberto Quierido
- Fulgencio Pimentel
- Gur Zankun Kin Kon
- PГЎjaro De Mal AgГјero
- Las Doce Caras De Eva [bonus track]
- Oh! JesГєs [bonus 7-inch]
- Evangelio SegГєn San Lucas [bonus 7-inch]

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)