Band from Asturias that recorded their only LP in 1980 (published in
1981 by Diapasón). It was a mix of asturian folk and symphonic
rock (rock with roots, was called then), sung in asturian language.
It had some festival themes like "La Coralina" or "Xareu en la 214" and
others much more symphonic like "Mayu" or "El galope del
Asturcón", this one in defense of the Asturcón; a race
of horses living in the asturian mountains of El Sueve. The record was
quite good then but as time passes by it has lost some of "substance".
The band disolved before the recording of the already planned second
album. (Orlando Iglesias)
The record by Asturcón has been recently re-released by Dial Discos
and it can be found easily. It has been remastered and new information
has been included in the sleeve.
Pioneers of Rock Astur, that took their name from a race of local horses.
Their album was recorded in the Toni Martínez's studios in September 22, 23, and 24, 1980, published in 1981 and re-released in 2004 by Dial.
Definitely, astur folk, singing in their own language. They try to deep in
the realms of the asturian folk and they make it in the context of rock
(symphonic in this case). Words are slightly reivindicative.
Review of the record "Asturcon" (in spanish)