(Photo by El Corte) After the recent re-release of Euroshima material on Twilight, the label now releases 2 re-prints of long deleted albums from the Argentinian 80s cult act El Corte.
El Corte was formed in 1986 by Javier Calamaro and Hernán Reyna after the dissolution of their previous band, Frappé , in 1985. The band was part of the post punk / dark scene along with other bands such as Euroshima, La Sobrecarga, Los Pillos, etc. and released only 2 albums: “El Corte” in 1986 and “El camino contrario” in 1987. None of the two albums were ever released on CD until today. Both have been remastered and are limited editions of 300 copies each.
Interesting detail, the band’s eponymous debut album was recorded in one night in Buenos Aires in an energy plant where the duo took advantage of the natural acoustic chamber.
Life after El Corte
In 1988 , after several concerts in Buenos Aires, the band broke up and its members took different directions: Javier Calamaro formed the group Los Guarros together with “Gitano” Herrera , Hernán Reyna traveled to Germany and then to Spain , where he reunited with keyboard player Federico Oldenburg.
Drum player Leonardo Ramella and bass player Pablo Martín worked on various projects. Pablo Martín is currently the guitarist for Tom Tom Club , a band led by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, from Talking Heads.
Check out “Ansia negra”.
Check out “Los blancos Montagneses”.
Since you’re here …
… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.
Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.
If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.
The donations are safely powered by Paypal.