Behind every cover is a story of history, culture, and art.
From the military coup to the rise of democracy, music gives us a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of Chile.
CHILEAN VINYL is a book celebrates this.
Documenting vinyl covers made by Chilean Artists in the last 60 years, it unearths the stories behind each art work.
And it’s beautiful to say the least. Here are some of our favourites.
Artist: Arturo Millán
Here’s a 70s classic – a broody, melancholic portrait in the soft brown hues of autumn.
Known for his melodic ballads and tangos, Arturo Millan who is considered to be one of Chile’s classic corners.
Titled 1970, this was released (yes, you guessed it) in 1970, before the 1973 Coup – which was a game-changer for the music and cultural scene.
The military coup in 1973 did not stop progressive folk rock band Congresso from making music.
Despite the cultural constraints, they managed to work through the years of harsh military dictatorship to release Congresso, the self-titled album, in 1977.
Along with cryptic lyrics and progressive rock tunes, it spoke honestly about the political realities of the time.
Artist: Los Jaivas
Artwork by: René Olivares
Psychedelic, eclectic, and trippy AF.
René Olivares’ artwork for progressive folk rock band Los Jaivas puts us on a mindtrip.
Taking cues form Indian art and hippie culture, the artwork resonates of imagery in the 60s.
Unlike the leftist rock bands of the time, Los Jaivas took a less political stance, singing and writing about unity and humanity.
Interested to know more about Chilean art and music?
Pre-order the CHILEAN VINYL here.