Las aventuras de Kirlian

Once upon a time there was a band called Aventuras de Kirlian. They got together in early 1986 in San Sebastián, where they all came from, and their line-up was: Peru Izeta (stand-up drummer), Jone Gabarain (vocals), Teresa Iturrioz (bass) and Ibon Errazkin (guitar). They were influenced by Young Marble Giants, Cherry Red bands, early Talking Heads, Tamla-Motown and a few assorted psychedelic bands from the 60's. But, most of all, what determined their style was the fact that none of them could play at all. ...show more

Once upon a time there was a band called Aventuras de Kirlian. They got together in early 1986 in San Sebastián, where they all came from, and their line-up was: Peru Izeta (stand-up drummer), Jone Gabarain (vocals), Teresa Iturrioz (bass) and Ibon Errazkin (guitar). They were influenced by Young Marble Giants, Cherry Red bands, early Talking Heads, Tamla-Motown and a few assorted psychedelic bands from the 60's. But, most of all, what determined their style was the fact that none of them could play at all.

So they started writing songs that never went further than one minute long and never had very complicated chord changes. They were called "minimalists" from the very start, and there wasn't much they could do about it. Anyway, that was never a big concern. Between 1986 and 1989, Aventuras de Kirlian recorded several demos, played live regularly in the Basque country, and created a small but loyal fan base.

They weren't alone: other bands in San Sebastián shared their unashamedly amateur approach (one of them would later on become Family). In the summer of 1988, one of their gigs was attended by Alejo Alberdi. He had been a member of Derribos Arias, early 80's eccentric lo-fi pioneers. Alejo thought that the band was terribly bad live, but he was quite impressed by the tunes. ...show less

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