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, Yes, and Steely Dan. In their brief two-year lifespan, they didn't have enjoy 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, jazzrock, classic and symphonic rock. The compositions were drenched in the progrock tradition but had a strong typical South-American atmosphere featuring Latin and soul music elements. It also had some strong influences of the Argentine traditional music "tango" which can be noticed in songs like "Hipercandombe". 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.