Color Humano is an Argentinian heavy rock trio. Their very rare albums mostly comprise long tracks, folky tunes, some good guitar leads and a sort of U.S. West Coast vibe.
Their name was taken from a track written by Molinari for the first Almendra album, which was his previous group.
Their debut album in 1972 opens with Edelmiro's wife Gabriela singing a nice melody and is an effective blend of energetic (Silbame Oh Cabeza and Introducion Polenta) and more restrained (the guitar instrumental El Hachazo, ten-and-a-half minute Humberto and the lengthy guitar-driven progressive rocker Larga Vida Al Sol) compositions.
In late 1972, Color Humano played at the Buenos Aires festival, where they were filmed performing Larga Vida Al Sol and Coto De Caza for the movie "Rock Hasta Que Se Ponga El Sol", which can be heard on the original Soundtrack album (Talent 1-382).
The material for their other two albums was recorded during Spring 1973 but instead of releasing a double album it was decided to put the material out on two single ones. They were released on the Talent label owned by Jorge Alvarez, who had founded the pioneering Mandioca label.
Color Humano, Vol. 2 is dominated by the lengthy fourteen minute Va A Salir Un Lugar, which has the inevitable pace changes but falls well short of being a masterpiece. It closes with the slow-paced blues number Un Blues Para Adelina. The best cut is arguably the doom-laden Humanoides, also notable for quite a melodramatic intro.
On Color Humano, Vol. 3, Las Historias Que Tengo clocks in at just under twelve minutes and contains a lot of guitar dominated instrumental play, but it's unexceptional and some cuts on the album are downright tedious.
Color Humano split soon after this release. Molinari and his wife Gabriela relocated to Los Angeles. More went on to La Maquina de Hacer Pajaros and various other outfits and Rafanelli re-emerged in Sui Genesis and Polifemo. They reformed in 1995 for an unsuccessful reunion CD
02. "Silbame Oh Cabeza" 6:37
03. "Larga Vida Al Sol" 7:48
04. "El Hachazo" 3:18
05. "Humberto" 10:36
06. "Introduccion Polenta" 4:16