Their blend of psychedelic rock, independent spirit and strength to overcome the myriad of practical potholes that
confronted its history, marked another important bands emerged in Concepción during the 90's. From its formation outstanding musical careers were excised parallel, among which the singer Julian Pena, drummer Ivan Molina (scrub) and guitarist Mauricio Melo, all currently active projects.
Towards the end of 2008, The Santos Dumont offered a series of meeting presentations about the reissue of their latest album.
First independent publications
Two experienced musicians penquista began the group. The drummer and guitarist Ivan Molina Mauricio Melo Emotions were crowned with an interesting musical journey Clandestine, and in late 1990 joined the bassist and keyboardist Alberto Rojas Marcel Molina to shape a new group (the first bassist, Juan Carlos Medina , lasted only a couple of months). Devout believers in the way of independent work, first published a couple of cassettes (Hipnotizándote, in 1991, and Santos city in 1992), then managing editor Octopus: rock en Concepción (1994), a compilation of bands that penquista also included items Esplanade, Orion, and Machuca Turnoff. By then, also the guitarist Michael Cáceres was part of the group.
His exceptional management skills and the maturity of their rock sound drew attention in Santiago, and Los Santos Dumont became the only band to record provincial integrated group with the heart here, Trabajadres Association of Rock, ATR, in 1993. The song "I feel good" showed them on a large scale, in the prelude to a contract with the multinational EMI, which agreed to integrate their "National Rock Project."
The Santos Dumont found, then the right time to move to the capital. They made their debut on compact disc with one day in the attic (and what we found there) (1995), an electrical work, long evocative and romantic songs, and production of Carlos Cabezas. Among this collection of songs in English and Spanish, highlighting the singles "Learn to swim" and "slave of your desires." The band then took a series of presentations by Santiago and the provinces, some of them as support for their fellow Los Tres.
The output of Cáceres, in late 1995, prompted a search for a new guitarist. Then joined Julian Peña, a valuable contribution on strings and voice. With him the band began a new era of exceptional enthusiasm, although trade issues were left out of the EMI catalog. The independent label Merge offered to fund a new album, with production and Ivan Quiroz Mauricio Melo, the band undertook in late 1997 to record his most ambitious. Similia similibus was a collection of fifteen high-flying rock compositions, with rings in their previously unpublished work (cello, viola and English horn) and an attractive guest list, which included musicians from the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra (Walter Jiménez Claudio Morales and Angel Cardenas), Alvaro Henriquez, Samuel Maquieira (Yajaira), Christian Schmidt (Elso Tumbay) and Michel Durot (ex appliances). It was the last recording of the band along with keyboardist Marcel Molina, who soon withdrew to engage in various projects of techno-pop (as Merlin and Amongelatina).
Financial problems forced them to postpone the release of the album over and over again. So much so that in June 1998 and tired of so much wear, the group announced their separation. "It's mostly for mental health," warned then. But the pause was not too long. Somehow, it slipped to radio and TV then the fantastic single "Yesterday", which became the most successful theme his career. So much so that Warner was interested in publishing at the end Similia similibus, and Los Santos Dumont returned to the professional tracks in mid-1999 (with Raul Morales stable guest on keyboards). The album was released in January 2000 -three years after its original recording, in a concert with appearances by Álvaro Henríquez, Carlos Cabezas, Jorge Gonzalez, Roberto Lindl Tita and Gonzalo Planet; harassment as evidence of a moving support cohesion and persistence.
Mauricio Melo took a short time in producing the debut album from Los Bunkers. On May 31, 2001, Los Santos Dumont recorded a special program "The few new gigs, Rock & Pop radio, which had nine new songs, a cover for" My great night, "Adamo, and punk version of "Yesterday." The record was produced by Álvaro Henríquez, and sought to delineate what would be their third album (in fact it was published under the title internally Maximum rock & pop, but only distributed among friends).
Two months later they recorded "Let's see how far we get" a song later included in the soundtrack of the National Stadium, the documentary by journalist Carmen Luz Parot on the use of the sports stadium as a detention center after the coup. During August, the band took on the arrangements of the classic "The gardener, with whom they joined the collective tribute to Violeta Parra After living a century. His cover for "pass without looking, Los Bric-a-Brac, a curious experiment recorded with Antonio Zabaleta and Peace Undurraga," ended up being published in 2003 in Generations disc, as it meets new rock and Chilean singers "souvenir."
The Santos Dumont seemed so full of activity and ideas, and it is logical that their fans wait for a new disc. But the band was tired, the response was disappointing radios and labels and musicians did not have the energy to continue the effort for too little longer. In agreement with several musical plans in mind, they decided their separation in September 2002. The following month, and Molina Melo participated in the meeting of the original lineup of Emotions Clandestine, a temporary job (in some gigs also worked as a singer Julian Peña), by which reached record a demo with three songs, before returning to separated.
Mauricio Melo recently traveled to Mexico, while Ivan Molina took the trio scrub. Julian Peña, meanwhile, said combo soon as singer Angel Parra Trio, before presenting his own band, Casanova, which debuted in 2004 with a record that included three of the compositions worked in his time with Los Santos Dumont. In February 2008, the group gave a concert of fleeting meeting at La Batuta. "Yesterday" and "Lee in the mirror" sounded again live with Peña, Rojas, Molina and Melo (plus guest keyboardist Raul Morales). The latter took advantage of the night to showcase the work of his new band, Imaginary Friend. The meeting was consolidated more formally at the end of that year with interviews and concerts organized for the reissue of Similia similibus.
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