The greatest success of the band was the song Siete y surplus twelve , which highlights how complicated it is due to its changes of time.
The name of the band is inspired by the comedy of the same name ( La mandrágora ) , written by Nicolás Machiavelli .
The band was formed in 1981 by Enrique Vázques, who called on Eduardo, Héctor and Norberto to form art from his jazz rock musical project Enrique and Héctor met because they were neighbors and the two began to play in the church choir closely where they lived. Later they began to play in a group called "Viento Nuevo", which was a religious music group; It was in that group that they met Norberto, who was in charge of playing bass. Some years later Eduardo came to Viento Nuevo as second drummer, since Mauricio Calva was the original drummer, but Mauricio leaving the band soon after. Eduardo came to the group because his sisters sang in this group.
After dedicating themselves to Viento Nuevo, they decided to form a more intimate group with a style of music that they liked more.
They all had a taste for rock, and they had the knack for playing something complicated like jazz, so they decided to play jazz-rock.
The Grotto of the Mandrakes of the Forest This was the first LP record of the Mexican band, in which the songs of the Grotto of the Mandrakes and Cozumel stand out.The band reached a certain level of success, but it is not well known especially because the The type of music they play is not very popular and also because it broke up when Enrique Vázquez went to study in Austin in 1986, and for this the band stopped playing.
The band was also invited to play on television, through Televisa, to accompany the Dutch singer Sandra.
When Enrique returned from his studies abroad, he tried to reunite the band to record his first CD, since the previous recording had been on LP, but he could not find Eduardo or Héctor, so he invited another drummer ( Carlos) to play on this CD and he was in charge of the keyboards as well as the guitar. This album was good, the music is very well done as in their previous recording, but on this album they tried to make everything sound a little more electronic
The Ultimate Final
The band officially came to an end after this last CD, since they all got married, Enrique went to live in Morelia and they were already very busy with his family and personal life. This is how the band came to an end.