Meridian Brothers – Cumbia Del Pichamán / Puya Del Empresario (7”)
Clear blue vinyl
Two of the highlights from Meridian Brothers’ latest Cumbia Siglo XII album, which was the project’s most blatant trip into cumbia, albeit with Eblis Álvarez’s unparalleled sense of humour and production trickery. “Cumbia del Pichamán” is his take on “Son of a Preacher Man”. It’s a glorious thing, just take a listen. “Puya del Empresario” is no slouch either, featuring a raging synth riff and pounding percussion, it’s somehow very 80s, yet sounding like nothing that has ever been made before.
Released in Japan – very hard to get hold of!