|Origin||Bogota , Colombia|
|Genders)|| Ska |
|Period of activity||1992 - present|
|Label (s)|| Sony BMG |
The Blind Rabbit
|Related artists||The Elephants, Velvety , The Right|
Fernando del Castillo |
Juan Carlos Rojas
Urián Sarmiento |
Juan David Rubio
1280 Almas is a Colombian rock band formed in Bogotá , and active since the late 80s, considered one of the greatest exponents of alternative rock, thanks to a differential proposal that involves subgenres such as punk or post-hardcore , fused to Latin rhythms and Afro-Caribbean like salsa and ska . His discourse that mixes the social with the invitation to brotherhood and joy has given him a very important place within the Bogota and Colombian scene .
Since the release of their first album they have released 8 studio albums, a live show and a good number of singles, EPs, music videos, as well as having participated in various independent compilations with versions of their best songs. Since the end of the 90s, the band self-manages the production of their albums through the record label "La Coneja Ciega". [ 1 ]
His live album "Alegría over la tristeza" from 2011 was ranked 53rd in the book "Colombian Rock: 100 albums, 50 years" published in 2012; [ 2 ] Rolling Stone magazine , in its Colombian edition, ranked Háblame de Horror at No. 6 on its list of "25 great national albums"; [ 3 ] while the specialized radio station Radiónica included his album Changoman in its list of "Eleven Colombian rock albums not to forget". [ 4 ]
The magazine Alborde considered his song "Marinero" in position 278 on the list of "500 Ibero-American Rock songs"; [ 5 ] in the list of "The 100 Best Colombian Rock Songs", made by the Subterranica Magazine, the songs "Soledad Criminal" appear in the 3rd position and "El platanal" in box 92; [ 6 ] they appear in the publication of "50 great Colombian songs" by Rolling Stone Colombia in the 3rd and 22nd positions respectively. [ 7 ] In the list made by the Autopistarock.com portal, "Soledad Criminal" ranks 11th. [ 8 ]
The name "1280 Almas" was taken from the novel 1,280 souls (in English Pop. 1280 ), by the American author Jim Thompson . The group was founded in 1992 by Fernando del Castillo, Pablo Kalmanovitz, Leonardo López, Juan Carlos Rojas, Hernando Sierra and Andrés Vargas. [ 9 ]
Their first album was Háblame de horror , released in 1993 in cassette format by the independent label Hormigaloca, with which they became known in the Bogota rock circuit , the quality of the songs was so well received that it aroused the interest of BMG who I would sign them for the next four years. Among the most outstanding songs of this work are "Soledad criminal", considered one of the best in the history of Colombian rock, "Sabré Olga", "Negro Rocanrol" and the title track of the album "Háblame de horror" . In 1997 it was reissued on CD with the inclusion of the additional song Simpati (version of Sympathy for the Devil byThe Rolling Stones ). [ 10 ] This album was included in 2007 by Semana magazine among the most important Colombian albums of the last 25 years. [ 11 ]
The following year they presented Here We Go Again , pressed by the multinational BMG and the Mexican label Culebra , whose promotion was accompanied by a presentation in which they alternated with the French group Mano Negra . [ 9 ] This work would include more ska versions of songs from the first album and the new hits "El Diablo", "Los Planetas" as well as more punk sounds in "Flores en las cortinas" and "Rata muerta", as well as a new version, "My sadness" (classic by Leonardo Favio ). [ 12 ]
In 1996, with a view to launching their third album La 22, the group began an intense tour of the main cities of the country, including two presentations at the Rock al Parque Festival, the last of them as the closing of the event before 40,000 people (18 and 20 May) as well as a couple of concerts with Mexicans Fobia (May 29 and 30) in Bogotá and Medellín, plus a presentation in the city of Ibagué. Finally on July 27, 1996 the LP La 22 would be released.in the Acoustic Shell of the Parque de la Independencia registering an important attendance of his followers. Although this work was disseminated outside the mainstream media, it received very good comments from the press. It achieved airplay joyful song "Sailor" and the theme "Platanal", which described the rigors of the included conflict armed in the region of Urabá [ 13 ] [ 12 ] They also appear video clips of "The platanal" , "Come with the souls" and "Sailor"; In 1997 the Culebra label decided to release the album "La 22" in Mexico and Argentina ,
With a proposal increasingly closer to Latin rhythms, and with the influence of North American post-hardcore bands such as Fugazi, they presented the album Changomán in 1998 , from which the song "Past animal" was released. The first video would be made. Colombian completely in animation. [ 14 ] this was the last work of "Las Almas" with BMG .
As of the year 2000 , the group bet on the independent edition of their music, resulting in the release of the EP Bombardeando in 2003, one of the most acclaimed works by their followers and at the end of 2004 they published the album Sangre Rebelde , [ 15 ] produced mainly in the Audiovisión studios from 2002, with the participation of its new drummer Túpac Mantilla, who replaced Urian Sarmiento, to preserve the strength of the group the takes are made directly (with all the musicians simultaneously and avoiding playing on tracks) the above gave an authentic quality to this album. [ 16 ] That managed to position among his fans songs such as "I want to lose" (First Single), "Rebel Blood", "Bombardeando", "Arriba Tomás" and "Hombre-bomba". For2007his first compilation94-98 would be publishedbySony BMG. In2009, the group screened the edition of a DVD of their successes in concert, whose promotion began with the free download of the song "Surfiando en sangre", with which the group ventured into the interpretation ofsurf rock. [ 17 ]
At the beginning of 2011 , the band prepared the aforementioned compilation album, which recorded their most recent performances in bars in Bogotá . The album, entitled 'Alegría sobre la tristeza', included a DVD with presentations in three stages of the city, as a testimony of the rapport they achieve with the public on small stages. The work was published by the Velouria TV production company, with a limited print run for collectors and fans of the band. [ 18 ]
The 29 of September of 2012 took place the release of their sixth album, Pueblo alimaña , presented in concert all his followers in the symbolic Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan , chosen, among other things, because it was where they were born and where one of the group's most important albums was composed, La 22 . This album, with themes close to the political and social moment of the country, produced entirely by the group in their studio La Coneja Ciega, [ 19 ] stood out for a more varied sound, which included unusual instruments such as the marimba in the song " The Pacific Waist "and approach to various genres such assurf rock or reggae rock ; on this plate appear his successful rock ballad "Tu Sonrisa", new studio versions of "Surfiando en Sangre" and "Antipatriota", both songs with a high content critical to government policies regarding the management of the armed conflict and recruitment , as well as the free version of "Burnin 'and lootin" by Bob Marley titled "Fire and Loot." That same year the band announced their retirement from the Rock al Parque festival to make way for new groups.
In May 2013 they made their first presentation outside of Colombia, initially playing in Buenos Aires with an excellent reception from specialized critics. [ 20 ] In December 2015 their new single "Los locos" appeared as a preamble to their new album, [ 21 ] and in May 2016 they began what would be their first tour of Europe Euroka Tour that took them to two presentations in Berlin , Prague , Vienna , Amstetten , Brussels , Bern , Barcelonaand Madrid ; During the tour several presentations were confirmed that were not planned in Saint Gallen , Linz and Paris . For July 2016 the official launch of his new work DOMESTIKO is announced . This album was released at a concert on July 23, 2016 at the Sala Lumiere in Bogotá, and was initially released on vinyl, with two sides: the "Lado Aktual" with 6 new songs, and the "Lado Viejo" with reissues and revamped versions of classic songs. [ 22 ] The reception of the album was very good and in December of that year it would be listed as one of the best albums of the same. [ 23 ]
After a series of concerts in 2018 and after the release of the EP "La Oscuridad" that included the first preview of his latest record production, on July 19, Marteko Euriak is released , a renewed album that was recorded entirely in the Basque Country , with the participation of Francisco Nieto (ex-member of Neurosis , La Pestilencia and La Derecha ) as guitarist and composer; [ 24 ] the album would be featured at the end of the year as # 1 for Radionica. [ 25 ]
- Fernando del Castillo - voice.
- Leonardo López - Latin percussion.
- Juan Carlos Rojas - bass.
- Hernando Sierra - guitar.
- Camilo Bartelsman - drums.
- Talk to me about horror . ( 1993 )
- Here we go again . ( 1994 )
- The 22 . ( 1996 )
- Changoman . ( 1998 )
- Rebel Blood . ( 2004 )
- Vermin Town . ( 2012 )
- DOMESTIKO. (2016)
- Mars Rains . ( 2018 )
Singles and EP
- Bombing (EP). ( 2006 )
- Surfing in Blood (Single). ( 2009 )
- Without Sender (Single). ( 2010 )
- Your smile (EP). ( 2010 )
- Antipatriota (Single). (2011)
- Animalito (Single). ( 2012 )
- Los Locos (Single). ( 2015 )
- The Darkness (Single). ( 2018 )
- Polyphony: 1280 Souls . Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , Audiovisual Media Center (1995)
- Joy over sadness-DVD . Velouria TV (2011)
- "Talk to me about horror" (1993)
- "Flowers in the curtains" (1994)
- "Sailor" (1996)
- "Come with the souls" (1996)
- "El platanal" (1997)
- "Animal Past" (1998)
- "I'll see you out there" (1999)
- “Candle Zone” (2005)
- «Criminal loneliness amplified version» (2012)
- «Your smile amplified version» (2012)
- "Amplified" (2012)
- "Criminal loneliness" (2015)
- "Killer Inside" (2017)
- «Domestic anarchist» (2017)
- "Wild Wanderer" (February 27, 2018)
|Radionics||Colombia||"Rock Colombia: 100 records, 50 years , " [ 26 ]||Joy above sadness||2013||53|
|Alborde||USA||"Sailor"||500 songs from the Rock Iberoamericano [ 27 ]||2006||278|
|Underground||Colombia||"Soledad criminal"||The 100 best songs of the Colombian rock [ 28 ]||2011||3º|
|Rolling Stone||Colombia||"Soledad criminal"||50 great Colombian songs||2014||3º|
|HighwayROCK||Colombia||"Soledad criminal"||The 50 greatest songs of Colombian rock||2014||11|
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