Columbia's Ondatrópica is nothing short of a musical supergroup, featuring both seasoned vets and young up-and-comers in Columbian music. The whole project has been spearheaded by musician Mario Galeano and producer Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, and the group's self-titled LP is out now viar Soundway Records.
Anyway, how to explain this LP. Well, I suppose the most interesting thing about it is getting this particular mix of both young and old musicians together in a room has resulted in a huge variety in tracks. Songs such as "Tiene Sabor, Tiene Sazón" has really classic cumbia sensibilities, while the Latin revamp of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" not only feels fresh, but intentionally goofy as well.
I like that these guys can show off some tasteful music with traditional tendencies while modernizing things with beatboxing, strange covers, different musical styles such as ska, strange effects, and more.
The band shoots for a festive mood with every track on this new release. Depending on which version you get, you could be dealing with up to twenty seven tracks, too!
Dig on "Tiene Sabor, Tiene Sazón" above and "I Ron Man" below.