Bocanada (Puff) is the second solo album by Argentine rock musician Gustavo Cerati, released by BMG International on 28 June 1999. The album, an eclectic mix of neo-psychedelia and trip hop with a variety of styles, is considered by critics and fans as a highlight in Cerati's career and one of his best albums.[1] His first album release after the breakup of Soda Stereo, Bocanada followed Cerati's time with the groups Plan V and Ocio, two bands oriented towards electronic music. Raíz was the album's first cut played in radio stations, Puente being the first music video to be released; "Bocanada" had the most music videos produced of any Cerati album to date.

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Studio album by
Released28 June 1999
StudioCasaSubmarina, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Symphonic Orchestra was recorded at Abbey Road, London, England.
GenreArt rock, electronic, dream pop, trip hop, space rock
LabelBMG International
ProducerGustavo Cerati
Gustavo Cerati chronology
Amor Amarillo
Siempre es Hoy
Singles from Bocanada
  1. "Raíz"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Puente"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Paseo inmoral"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Tabú"
    Released: 2000
  5. "Engaña"
    Released: 2000
  6. "Río Babel"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Allmusic granted it 4 1/2 stars out of 5, which was viewed as surprising and unusual, considering it is not very commonplace for Allmusic to give a Latin album such a high score. [1]


In short, the music in this record can be defined as a mix of electronic sounds with rock elements. Also, there are elements of many styles like alternative rock, experimental music, pop music and many others.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Gustavo Cerati, except where noted.

1."Tabú" (Taboo) 4:47
2."Engaña" (It Deceives) 4:12
3."Bocanada" (Puff)Cerati, Pablo Chaijale4:07
4."Puente" (Bridge) 4:33
5."Río Babel" (Babel River) 4:44
6."Beautiful" 6:13
7."Perdonar es Divino" (Forgiving is Divine) 5:19
8."Verbo Carne" (Flesh Verb) 4:42
9."Raíz" (Root) 4:04
10."Y Si El Humo Está en Foco..." (And If the Smoke Is in Focus...) 4:56
11."Paseo Inmoral" (Immoral Stroll)Cerati, Francisco Bochatón5:31
12."Aquí & Ahora (Los Primeros Tres Minutos)" (Here & Now [The First Three Minutes]) 3:54
13."Aquí & Ahora (Y Después)" (Here & Now [And Then]) 2:38
14."Alma" (Soul)Cerati, Flavio Etcheto4:38
15."Balsa" (Raft) 5:05
Total length:69:23


This is the album which has the most music videos released in Gustavo Cerati's soloist career.



  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ "CERATI.COM - Bocanada". Retrieved 6 December 2018.