C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo

cw_stoneking_gon_boogaloo_frontHe looks kind of scary, just sitting there in a white suit with a skull painted face holding a guitar, smoking a pipe. C.W. Stoneking, is the self proclaimed ‚ÄėKing of Hokum‚Äô and with that title comes a bit of myth making. There no harm in that of course, however, what if lines between fake and real fade? For in Stoneking‚Äôs music this was always the case and it gets a new chapter with the recently released Gon’ Boogaloo. Continue reading

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Meridian Brothers – Salvadora Robot

Meridian Brothers - Salvadora Robot_COVERHere‚Äôs some good news: Eblis √Ālvarez and his gamely fellows are back! Not that we‚Äôve haven‚Äôt heard from Bogot√°‚Äôs finest for a while though… Only a few months ago Meridian Brothers reintroduced themselves with the compilation album Devoci√≥n which was a follow up to their most recent work Desesperanza (2012).¬†Salvadora Robot is the latest addition to their lively and dense catalogue and saw the light of day earlier this month. And yes, just for a tease, a whole new carnivalesque hallucination awaits us. Continue reading

Meridian Brothers – Devoci√≥n (Works 2005 ‚Äď 2011) (2013)

meridian-brothers-devocion-works-2005-2011At the very end of each December it is of good custom to talk about what the year has musically brought us. Before I lose myself into listmania I think it’s fair to point out a great ensemble of musicians  I discovered  in the latter part of 2013. So if you’re interested in Mestizo with a South-American edge, dropping acid, UFO’s and… well, let’s say an overall craziness, please read on. Continue reading