180 gram LP version, containing six of the nine tracks from the CD and a bonus download offering two extra tracks.
Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers' mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Alvarez, 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 Ondatropica (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.