Week of April 11, 2004


Ignacio Egaña – lead vocal, bass
Oscar Lasprilla - guitar, keyboards
Fernando Arbex – drums, percussion, guitar

Oscar Lasprilla and Fernando Arbex had previously played in the well-known Los Brincos, who had broken up after their excellent “World, Devil, Body” album (1970). Alacran was apparently a short-lived project, recording an album for demo purposes and then simply disappearing. The album had a short playing time of 26 minutes. Those already acquainted with Los Brincos will recognise the same melodic sound, strongly influenced by late sixties British groups such as Pretty Things, Traffic, Cream and The Beatles. In addition, Alacran had louder guitars and a Latin touch a-la Santana on several tracks. This music is quite acceptable, but nothing special, so don’t pay megabucks for the very rare original pressing. Ignacio Egaña (aka Inaki Karma) later made an album as Inaki.

Alacran - 1971 private press
CD reissue: Disconforme DISC 1998 CD

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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