La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros ("The bird-making machine") was a mid-1970s progressive and symphonic rock band from Argentina, with strong influences by Genesis, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Yes, and Steely Dan. In their brief two-year lifespan, they didn't have much public acceptance. It wasn't until several years later that they achieved a very high reputation nationally as well as internationally. Their self-titled debut in 1976 was a blend of sixties rock, jazz rock, classic rock and symphonic rock. The compositions were drenched in the progressive rock tradition but had a strong typical South-American atmosphere featuring Latin and soul music elements. Some of the songs that stand out are "Como mata el viento norte" and "Bubulina". Their second and final album, 1977's Películas leaned more towards jazz and some experimentation, leading to a more crude progressive rock, which had more complex and elaborated songs. A good example of this are the songs "Hipercandombe" and "Que se puede hacer salvo ver peliculas". The opening track "Obertura 777" is one of the most internationally recognized Argentine instrumental rock songs.