Sunday, June 10, 2012

Los Miticos Del Ritmo

by Los Miticos Del Ritmo

Cumbia can be a bit of an acquired taste, and I can't take large doses of it, but shorter chunks, such as this half-hour album, work very nicely.

I know nothing about Los Miticos Del Ritmo, except that it is yet another project written, produced, and featuring Will "Quantic" Holland, and that was enough to get me to buy it.  He plays the accordion (the Spanish spelling is used in the liner notes for this, but not the other instruments), and leads the group in some serious stoner cumbia.

There are a couple of covers of English songs - Queen's 'Another One Bites the Dust', and Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough', which add an air of fun to the proceedings.

Holland has done an amazing job of bringing Latin American music to wider audiences, and he continues to do so with this bizarre little project.

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