Monday, 26 November 2012

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 "Mmmm"
Year:  1983
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz and Donostia
Label:  IZ rec.
Format:  LP
Tracks: 10
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Fussion     Rock

























We are in 1983 and an unknown band called M-AK ("the M's") recorded an strange, original and avantgardist album entitled "Mmmm" with just ten tracks influenced by styles so different from art rock to funk to new wave music. Male / female voices, keyboards and a modern sound production became the album as a kind of "rare spece" at age. Despite this, the album was had an small success.
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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-34T5hxKlnsY/UKZ0EonxfiI/AAAAAAAAAFs/NL3z09oeIgE/s1600/Emeak+eta+arrak.jpg "Emeak eta arrak"
Year:  1985
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz and Donostia
Label:  IZ rec.
Format:  LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  24 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Funk     Rock



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"Zuloa"
Year:  1985
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz and Donostia
Label:  IZ rec.
Format:  LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  24 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Funk     Rock



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"Barkatu ama"
Year:  1989
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz and Donosti
Label:  IZ rec.
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Funk     Metal    Fussion






























No doubt I choose this one as my favourite M-AK album ever and an essential influence for the bands founded in the 90s decade as Negu Gorriak and a lot of "Esan Ozenki Records" bands. Impossible to describe this album with an only one adjective because here the band, more than ever, used a lot of influences and sources to create its songs: funk, metal, rock, cuban son, ska, reggae, punk, etc.
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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4T5IaDriS8w/UKZzoAQ6d0I/AAAAAAAAAFg/q_s8Q1rEudw/s1600/Gor.jpg"Gor"
Year:  1989
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz and Donosti
Label:  Zarata diskak
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Funk     Metal     Fussion



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BIOGRAPHY  :  M-AK (in basque langue "The Females") was an avantgarde rock band from the Basque Country. They were born in 1981 and was dissolved in 1991. Xabier Montoia Hertzainak left (of which he was a founding member) and met Kaki Arkarazo, which joined to form M-AK. To these were joined, in a first stage, Sainz de Murieta brothers (Pepo and Alberto) and subsequently Fernan Leiza and Mikel Irazoki with which published five albums. In the heyday of the "Rock Radikal Vasco" went very unnoticed because young people listened to more punk, ska and hard-rock bands, although it was during the 90s when they were very vindicated by new basque groups and today is already a cult band in the spanish rock scene. His popularity was high time when accompanied Kortatu (the that Kaki had just joined as a second guitarist) on the last tour of this band in 1988. After M-AK its members founded also important bands like Xabier Montoya (also his own and real name), Negu Gorriak, Bizkar Hezurra, Nacion Reixa, Petti …
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here below another great illustration by artist Pagès Botifarra, also HERE .










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