Bio Ritmo “Piragüero” / “Asia Minor” (7″)


Limited edition black 7″

Released by Merge Records / Electric Cowbell Records

Can’t quite believe Bio-Ritmo have been around for 30 years, having founded in 1991, but this 7″ has been reissued to pay tribute to that exact fact. This one was originally released in 1996 on Merge Records and is a great indicator of what Bio-Ritmo are all about, hitting the percussion hard, playing around with what’s expected from a salsa dura group, but also respectful of the traditions that came before. Two quality tracks!


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From the press release:

“To commemorate the salsa group’s 30-year anniversary, Merge and Electric Cowbell Records are reissuing Bio Ritmo’s 7-inch single “Piragüero” b/w “Asia Minor,” originally released on Merge in 1996. A-side “Piragüero” is an original track that features the soaring, soulful vocals of Rei Alvarez. The flipside is a mambo classic from the ’50s popularized by the great Cuban bandleader Machito, whom Bio Ritmo regarded as a major influence in its conception. This record is a snapshot of the raw essence of Bio Ritmo in its early years that laid the foundation for the band’s evolution and endurance.”

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 1 cm