The sound of Búho Ermitaño is an evocation of the psychedelic sound of Peruvian Andean folk rock from the 70s.
On his second album, Búho Ermitaño opens his sound towards the song format and the use of synthesizers.
Implosiones is the second album by Búho Ermitaño, Peruvian psych explorers. With references to kraut rock and the Andean folk of groups like El Polen, the sound of Búho Ermitaño is immersed in hypnotic instrumental explorations, melodic passages and in bursts of cosmic rock. Implosiones is a renovating sound synthesis that places the band as one of the new referents of psychedelic rock in Peru.
Formed in Lima in 2008 by Franz Núñez (guitar) and Diego Pando (guitar), they began as a jam band. With the addition of Irving Fuentes (charango) and Leo Pando (synthesizers), the group's sound began to have its own colour, which found its final formation with the inclusion in 2014 of Ale Borea (percussion) and Juan Camba (drums). Since then, they have been an active band in the underground circuit of Lima, alternating with psychedelic rock bands and experimental music artists (several members of Búho Ermitaño play at the same time in various sound experimentation musical projects). It is with this formation that the group has recorded Implosiones, incorporating a wide range of instruments that includes guitars, bass, drums, synthesizers, theremin, electronic loops, bongos, flutes, djembes, charango, among others.
All of this is reflected in songs like “Herbie” with a marked percussion base, or in “Explosiones”, and their high-energy neopsychedelia, unlike their first album, the inclusion of vocals in song format is now present, opening up a new creative path. Implosiones also includes some of the group's classic songs such as “Buarabino”, a drift of psychedelic folk, but also new compositions such as “Entre los cerros”, where synthesizers set a course for space rock.
Implosiones has been recorded and mixed by Camilo Uriarte at Eco Estudio, and mastered by Alberto Cendra and Camilo Uriarte. It is produced by Búho Ermitaño and Camilo Uriarte. Released by Buh Records in a limited vinyl pressing of 300 copies. Art by About Visual Studio.