Panal was born following the IRT director’s will to put together a group that would blend folk and rock in a similar way to one of the most successful bands in the Chilean label: Los Jaivas. A roster of very experienced and talented musicians was recruited for this project and this self-titled album was finally released in 1973.
Fierce percussions, stunning guitar riffs and filtered voices create a unique sound across this only album by Panal. The guitar of Carlos Corales (also founder of Aguaturbia) shows resemblances of Santana’s style and Franz Benko’s work on the production adds a fresh twist and renewed touch to the featured repertoire.
Shortly after the coup, the group disbanded, leaving behind this masterpiece.
First official reissue with remastered sound from the original master tapes.