Vytas Brenner, whose family originally emigrated from Germany to Venezuela after the fallout of WWII, has taken a long musical journey. From Caracas to Spain to Tennessee, Brenner soaked up a diverse assemblage of musical styles before cementing his craft onto vinyl for the first few times. His 1974 album entitled Hermanos (the second in his discography) is an experimental tour de force, with a couple highlights.
Today, I’m only focusing only on one of these: the spaced out heat of “Gavilan”. What sounds like an early-80s proto-disco-rap track layed out by Pumpkin and Friends, shortly gives way to some of the finest epic fusion to come out of South America.
Big ups as always to the homie Spelunk for the heads up on this LP!
Vytas Brenner: “Gavilan”
From the Hermanos LP (Gaviland, Venezuela, 1974)