Meridian Brothers run circles around most bands

Meridian Brothers – ¿Dónde Estás María?

It’s my first time hearing Bogotá’s Meridian Brothers and “¿Dónde Estás María?” is strikingly original – overlaying Latin Americana (I just invented that expression) with chamber music, folk and surrealistica (I just invented that expression as well). The result is a joyful noise. Love the statues in the video.

From the Soundways website “Meridian Brothers is tropical / psychedelic group from Colombia. Born in Bogotá in 1998 and based on the musical interests of composer Eblis Alvarez, in the beginning, the project was focused exclusively on cassette recordings and experimentation with alternative ways of playing instruments and electronic media. From a conceptual band where Alvarez played all the instruments, Meridian Brothers evolved into a live combo that meets Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers).”

The new album is out on 08 September 2017 on Soundway Records.

I’ve included the teaser here as well as it gives some nice background info on the new album which will be out on 08 September on Soundway Records.

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Foto: Juan Camilo Montañez Riveros

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