FLOR DE LOTO is one of the most outstanding groups inside the batch of experimental rock groups in Peru, and definitively, it is the one that has called the attention more inside the progressive local movement. Their origins go back to the late 90s, when guitarist Alonso Herrera and bassist Alejandro Jarrín began this adventure. Presented to the public in January of the 2005, their first album, "Flor de Loto", was very well received by the public, not alone in the local environment, but also abroad, with very positive reviews poured in several web pages. The style of Flor de Loto is based on a solid fork of hard rock, folk (with certain Andean predominance, although not exclusively), jazz, psychedelia and camera music.
Flor de Loto's sophomore album, "Madre Tierra", finds the band heading for a more mature and more robust situation of their prog-folk style. It is almost incredible, yet clearly noticeable how well the strong guitar interventions of Alonso Herrera and the flaming woodwind elaborations set at unison the marriage of pre-Hispanic tradition and red hot complex rock. Meanwhile, drummer Jorge Puccini delivers a powerful foundation by using his relentless stamina to wipe out the dust of the ground and using his sense of precision to lay down the pace for the melodic developments. Bassist Alejandro Jarrín uses his inventive bass lines and adornments to set some sort of bridge between melody and tempo.
Their third album, "Mundos Bizarros", finds the band exploring the enhancement of contrasts between their soft and rocking sides, in this way bearing a tendency toward darker moods. It would be accurate to say that the rocking side has assumed a certain preponderant, but still this is an eclectic band with strongly planted fusionesque roots. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.