Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sebi & Jose Kortozirkuito Presents - Spanish New Wave Vol.1


Once again, happy to present you the work of our friends in Spain, Sebi & Jose Kortozirkuito, that has to do with the Spanish music scene, at the late 70's.
Here is the intro our friends prepared for what follows.

1978, three years after the death of dictator Franco, in Spain, a change began; the will to live life and the fun of entertainment.
Music of the seventies, had become terribly boring, and a young punk rock group was preparing to break with everything.
The band "Kaka de Luxe", beginners in punk music and newborns in performance, appeared and gave a fresh breath to the music scene,being the first group pioneered the mood and the will of the young people to break completely with the past.
The new musicians, no longer wanted to be good musicians,  just enjoy with their own music and make  life a continuous party, without any other ideology.
Small independent music companies appeared starting a competition with the big ones, and "Radio 3" at TVE start broadcasting the new movement, especially the program " Golden Age ".
Enrique Tierno Galvan," El Viejo Profesor ", socialist politician, sociologist and Mayor of Madrid that era, declared his support to that movement, by saying "I fully support this movement, apart from the music, revolutionized music, movies, comics, fashion and other arts"
It was definitely "The Golden Age", a creative era, songs were performed in Spanish language and the music was a harmonic blend of different genres.
Lyrics, seemingly frivolous lots of times, had in some exceptions a big dose of self sarcasm though other times it was stories from the margin.
The genre gain ground in Spain and from 1984 and after, big music      companies showed interest, and as always happens after success, the freshness and the originality,  the whole sense and the substance that above all, was the "independence", are lost.

Ending this, intro, with the lyrics of
"Autosuficiencia" of "Paralisis Permanente" that are characterizing the spirit of the movement and you do the translation...

Me miro en el espejo y soy feliz
y no pienso nunca en nadie mas que en mi
y no pienso nunca en nadie mas que en mi
leo libros que no entiendo mas que yo
oigo cintas que e gravado con mi voz
oigo cintas que e gravado con mi voz

Encerrado en mi casa,
todo me da igual
ya no necesito a nadie
no saldre jamas

y me bano en agua fria sin parar
y me corto con cuchillas de afeitar
y me corto con cuchillas de afeitar

me tumbo en el suelo de mi habitacion
y veo mi cuerpo en descomposicion
y veo mi cuerpo en descomposicion

Encerrado en mi casa,
todo me da igual
ya no necesito a nadie
no saldre jamas

Ahora soy independiente
ya no necesito gente
ya soy autosuficiente
al fin!!

This collection of 6 volumes, you will see my effort to present you, some of the most significant songs of the "Golden Age of Spanish music".
Enjoy, as we all did back then, the young Spanish people that they dreamed the illusion of a new life.


Spanish New Wave Vol.1

4 comments:

Martialis said...

I am not the biggest fan of new wave but I hope to lost in the waves of these series. Good job amigos!

Bruno said...

Llevo tiempo esperando algo asi por parte de estos genios que son Jose y Sebi, y catedraticos en esta gran movida española. Personalmente los que me introdujeron a este fenomeno artistico, post dictatorial, oscuro y desengañado. Nunca olvidare ese primer programa de "la edad de oro" y bueno, desoues todo lo que siguio. Hay volumenes para entretenerse lindo.. Muchas gracias!!

Bruno said...

I had been waiting for a long time for something like this from geniuses like Jose and Sebi, Professors when it comes to this spanish wave. Personally, they introduced me artistic phenomenon, post dictatorial, dark and disillusioned. I will never forget that first show of "The Golden Age". Six volumes of jewels, thanks very much!!

Gary said...

Just now getting to these ... and they are fabulous. Thank you!