9 track CD by this Colombian act!Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers' mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis ï¿½lvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. Desesperanza is dedicated exclusively to salsa and tropical music, twisting it through a dark and theatrical psychedelic soundscape but never abandoning the traditional aesthetics. As with all of the Meridian Brothers' releases, every instrument on Desesperanza 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 Ondatrï¿½pica (SNDW 045). 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.