Psychedelic cumbia discharges from Bogota, Colombia.
Romperayo reunites percussion heavyweights Pedro Ojeda from projects such as Los Pirañas, Frente Cumbiero, Ondatrópica and Chupame El Dedo (also on discrepant), on drums, percussion and timbales; Eblis Alvarez from worldwide acclaimed bands Meridian Brothers and Los Pirañas, on samplers and synths; Ricardo Gallo, virtuoso organist and pianist on synthesizers and Juan Manuel Toro, renowned bassist and composer, on bass.
As a sound Romperayo is a fast moving musical journey through Colombian tropical folklore, a mischievous and modern interpretation of the up-tempo rhythms of “Descarga” and the psychedelic sounds of ’70s cumbia. By cleverly incorporating urban sounds and sampling techniques into the tropical music of the past decades, Romperayo embodies Colombia’s modern folklore scene.
All direct orders receive a digital download in your choice of format. This is available once the physical records ship. You can also purchase the digital download separately.
Released on 28th August 2015
Artwork by Colombian artist Mateo Rivano
Cut and Pressed at Optimal
500 units, black vinyl