Label: Orfeo - CDO 0602 • Format: CD Album • Country: Uruguay • Genre: Rock •
La Trampa was an Uruguayan rock band. Reaching a Uruguayan identity was, since the beginning, one of the goals the band had. On Augustthey recorded a demo recorded in La Batuta records. By this way, some of those songs started being emitted in radio, in times where Uruguayan people were not interested in the local rock.
After a few rehearsals with Spuntone, Gabriel Francia announced that he was leaving the band, so a substitute was needed. Schellemberg had La Tieta - Joan Manuel Serrat - Ara Que Tinc Vint Anys invited him when the band was just a project, but he was not seduced by the idea.
The second time, and due to a stronger insistence of Sergio, Rafols took part in the band. On May the band started recording "Toca y Obliga" at Estudio Recordsthe band's first studio album, released by Orfeo on January Canción Del Parque - La Trampa - Toca Y Obliga The first thousand of discs sold out making it almost impossible to get it until when Bizarro Records and EMI Music re-edited it. It took three years of hard work for them to get to record their first album, three years composing, rehearsing and playing live, learning all on stage, even carrying their own instruments and equipment.
Three years before getting to talk to Orfeo's Alfonso Carbone who really helped them in the process of recording "Toca y Obliga" This was perhaps the band's most produced album. Despite being a Rock album, there was a lot of Milonga and some Tango given by the sounds of the Bandoneon played by Edison Bordon. The album was Orthodox - Krabathor - Orthodox well taken by both the critics and public, so it got more attention from the radios who started broadcasting it more frequently.
That December they stopped performing live in order to start composing for what would be their second studio album called Calaveras "Skulls"but they had already gone through another change when 'Pichu' Villanustre left the band without someone to take care of drums. Facing the time to record a new album, and without a drummer they asked Alvin, who at that time already was El Cuarteto de Nos drummer to learn and make all the rhythmic arrangements to all the new songs in just one week.
The album got finished ina very important year for the band that having recorded their second album that wasn't at stores yet, the band played at 'Rock de aca' a very important concert where they were Canción Del Parque - La Trampa - Toca Y Obliga by both the press and public as one of the best bands to perform there.
Even as they played most songs from an album that no one had ever heard of because it wasn't finished yet. It was in October that 'Ayui records' released the album, that in just one month sold out its first edition. Calaveras still has its folk influences, but on the contrary to 'Toca y obliga' where that was shown with the music of the bandoneon now it was the drums that took care of those features with rhythms varying from chacarera and malambo to plain rock and roll, but still the milonga and tango were present in their compositions.
The released album "Resurreccion" was a more mature work and a great experience for the band who recorded the album in Argentina. It sounds louder and treats topics like the human being and the world that we live in, a real resurrection for the new millennia.
The number of fans of the band grew, and by La Trampa sold out in well-known performing centers like Teatro de Verano and Plaza Mateo. By Sergio Schellemberg left the band, Canción Del Parque - La Trampa - Toca Y Obliga them without keyboard, an instrument that accompanied the band since their foundation. He was replaced by Irvin Carballo, and not only their formation changed but also their signature sound. Fans reckon this change in sound as a sell-out since the band approached a more mature and in a way "pop" sound.
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