Vinyl LP pressing. Mateo Solo Bien Se Lame is a record that requires many superlatives in order to do it justice: From it's first moments, the music is lilting, poetic, intimate, in turns life-affirming and melancholic, with pulsating percussion backed by unheard-of guitar chords and tunings (perhaps the reason for the frequent Caetano Veloso comparisons); it is an album that sounds - simply put - honest. Released at the end of 1972 in both Argentina and Uruguay, it was received from that first moment as a classic. When iconoclastic maniac Eduardo Mateo traveled to Buenos Aires in October of 1971 to record what came to be Mateo solo bien se lame, his situation was unusual. Mateo had become a living legend of Uruguayan music: The public had a clear notion of the odd behavior that by the end of his brief life made him a part-time panhandler and apparent acid casualty. Making this happen was not easy, as Mateo tried to erase everything he recorded as soon as it was put onto tape. N the end, engineers Carlos Píriz and Eduardo Rozas selected material for the album from hours of free improvisations, and formed the album as it appears today.
180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.
This release is the reissue of the original recording, preserving many unique artifacts and details of the original release. This typically includes packaging, content and other materials.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.