Chilean prog rockers Abrete Gandul received their widest international attention to date with the release of 2011's Enjambre Sismico on Fading Records, an affiliate of the Italian AltrOck imprint. But the Abrete Gandul that issued Enjambre Sismico was far different than the group of the same name that had its origins back in 1999. In its earliest incarnation, the band that performed in and around Santiago was very much a vehicle for singer/guitarist Mauricio Dell (aka Doctor Octava), who, according to ProgArchives, formed the group with his drummer friend Antonio Arceu and bassist Pablo Garcia. This lineup apparently made a recording of Dell's songs, but the first Abrete Gandul album to receive any distribution per se (although still a private pressing) was 2000's ¿Bichos=Dichos?, featuring Dell and Arceu plus new members Rodrigo Maccioni on guitar and flute and Rodrigo Garcia on bass (Pablo Garcia played fretless bass on a pair of tracks). Dominated by Dell's idiosyncratic vocal approach, ¿Bichos=Dichos? was regarded as King Crimson-ish by prog listeners who, generally speaking, seemed less than enamored by Dell's singing.