Meridian Brothers is tropical / psychedelic group from Colombia. Born in Bogotá in 1998 and based on the musical interests of composer Eblis Alvarez, in the beginning, the project was focused exclusively on cassette recordings and experimentation with alternative ways of playing instruments and electronic media.
From a conceptual band where Alvarez played all the instruments, Meridian Brothers evolved into a live combo that meets Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers).
Meridian brothers sound a is huge palette of influences and inspirations – from tropical music, vallenato, Latin-American folk, sampling techniques to theatrical interventions.
Vertigo comes from their new 8-track album, Los Suicidas, a first of a trilogy, inspired by one of the Colombian-native’s local legends Jaime Llano Gonzalez, a Colombian Hammond organist famous for playing traditional Colombian music such as Pasillos, Bambucos, Cumbias, and foreign rhythms such as foxtrots or waltzes, in an ambient style.
You can find out more at Soundway Records.