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Carlos Alvarado RIP

Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.

by Peter Thelen, Published 2020-01-15

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and a pioneer of Mexico's progressive rock scene as a founding member of the band Chac Mool in the late 1970s, Carlos Alvarado along with Jorge Reyes and others, the band was signed and received major label support (Phillips & WEA), recording four best selling albums before going on hiatus. Parallel to this, he was a member of the electronic duo Via Lactea along with synthesist Miguel Angel Nava, who left early on leaving Alvarado as the only member, recording with guests like Arturo meza, Jorge Reyes and others. He was also a member of Decibel, a Mexican Rock In Opposition type cross-culture, rock, folk, jazz hybrid, he stayed with Decibel for their first four albums between 1980 and 2000. He has also been a party to numerous other projects in the Mexican experimental music scene over the years. Carlos Alvarado, you will be missed.


Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): El Puente de Alvarado, Carlos Alvarado, Vía Láctea, Decibel, Chac Mool

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