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Meridian Brothers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Soundway
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,268 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Guaracha U.F.O (No Estamos Solos...) 6:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Desesperanza 5:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Salsa Caliente (Versión Aumentada) 4:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. La Gitana Me Ha Dejado (Salsa Electrónica) 6:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Salsa del Zombie (Perseguido Por Alegres Buitres) 6:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Soy el Pinchadiscos del Amor 6:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Homenaje a la Mujer Colombiana 5:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fiesta (Con El Whiskey Del Folclore) 5:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Guaracha U.F.O (Versión Rebajada) 6:38£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers' mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. As with all of the Meridian Brother's releases, every instrument on 'Deseperanza' was played and recorded by Eblis himself. A true avant-garde guitar player and composer, Eblis also plays in Mario Galeano's band Frente Cumbiero and was one of the 42 musicians involved in the recording of Ondatrópica. Meridian Brothers are at the core of a burgeoning music scene with cumbia, salsa and currulao all being explored by a new generation of Colombian musicians. Last year's "Meridian Brothers VII" received key recognition from New York's Names You Can Trust, who combined two of its tracks on a highly collectible special edition 7". 'Desesperanza', Meridian Brothers first fully-fledged worldwide release, is dedicated exclusively to salsa and tropical music, twisting it through a dark and theatrical psychedelic soundscape but never abandoning the traditional aesthetics.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic Marmite 1 May 2013
Great freak and different music, brings together South American and trip-hop psychedelic music. Mix it with 60s garage or early electronic or library music, super cool, or as I have vinyl version (which comes with free download) great to listen to whilst chilling.
Not everyones cup of tea but music reflects your taste.
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1.0 out of 5 stars irritant and not inspiring 22 Feb 2013
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Desesperanza is not an album to listen to more than once. Maybe it's music for the case you want to get rid of people on your sofa. Just ask: hear some fine music, and then they hear Desesperanza.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! A top disc from 2012 16 Nov 2012
By james dwyer - Published on
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This is one weird little piece of work! Extra terrestrial cumbia? Latin dance done by The Residents? Yes, and then some. With very funny lyrics (in Spanish) and playful looping rhythms, this is danceable, tranceable, and unlike anything else you've heard. A friend of mine played it for me, and I just had to have it.I've played it on my radio show (WCBN-FM, 88.3 fm/ someone always calls, asking "What in the hell was that? Where can I get it?" When I have play it for friends, they have made the move to purchase their own. What are you waiting for? If you crave something unusual, different, fun, jump on it. The Meridian Brothers will make it all okay. Likely to be very near the top of my Best of 2012 list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hallucinogenic Cumbias 18 Jan 2014
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Trippy psychedelic cumbia tunes. Some electro tomfoolery makes it just disorienting enough (adding wow and flutter, sped up vocals), without sounding over produced or losing track of hip shaking rhythm. It sounds like it might be some crazy lost 60-70s group after you feel woozy from way too much drink, though they are the here and now, unjustly obscure the past decade. Definitely on the fun and accessible end of the avant garde with shades of Sun Ra and the early Residents, they deserve great credit for coming up with something fresh, or at least resurrecting the sound of something even more obscure. Apparently "they" are a 1 man band from a wildly versatile cat who is a classical composer, member of Columbian dance bands, and this uncategorizable lunacy. It probably won't be everyone's cup of tea, but at the very least, most will stop in their tracks and say, "what is that?" Restoring my faith in the potential of modern music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars O man o man o mano 9 July 2013
By J. Dermeyer - Published on
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This record is crazy and you should get it and I will buy the vinyl too as soon as I am able because this record is awesome. If you are quite sensitive and don't like "weird" music you might not like it. But, you lose out, then. "Acid Latin"? That works. It's totally crazy; borderline (intentionally) silly (but never stupid, only fun) at times. A combination joyride and challenge. Since you are on the internet you can go read some more reviews of this record - I am not gonna do any more. Acid Latin.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Aug 2014
By Karin G Svenningsen - Published on
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Love this band!
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