Los Siquicos Litoraleños
Los Siquicos Litoraleños (The psychics of el Litoral) is a unique band formed in 2004 who are originally from the outland countryside around the small city Curuzú Cuatiá in the province of Corrientes, northeast of Argentina. They developed their unique language, slowly building their own aesthetic in the shape of a surreal mythology and vivid mind-bending folklore, embracing classic acoustic and electric instruments such as guitars and percussions and adding toy keyboards, shortwave radios and all sorts of domestic machineries. Stuffed with a vast array of sound effects, they craft otherworldly tunes which cover tropicalia genres such as cumbia, chamamé (popular folk music of Corrientes and other regions), chicha, and a variety of non-rock rhythms, gaining the title of “el Pink Floyd de los pobres”.
In the words of Alan Bishop, “Los Siquicos are the most relevant modern-day link to the South American legacies of tropicalia, cumbia, chicha, and psychedelia. They eliminate all the menus, re-configure your eyesight, heat the skins on your eardrums, and dance atop that big rhinoceros in your living room. And wherever they choose to navigate from here, you will feel an urge to follow, but you will never catch them.”
“These guys are wonky enough to make The Meridian Brothers look like The Everly Brothers – my advice is to get to know them straight away.” – The Quietus
“Here is the contemporary group you keep hoping exist, but can never find. Mind-melting tropical psych-rock, pitched-down cumbias soaked in dub brine, swirling solar instrumentals, and surrealist shamanic lyrics laid across guitars, drums, tapes and electronics” – Forced Exposure
“In Argentina’s countryside, Los Siquicos Litoraleños has slowly carved out an idiosyncratic sound indebted to local folk traditions, improvisational and noise music.” – FACT Magazine
“Los Siquicos Litoraleños are a band that cultivates their sound on their own terms” – KRAAK