Los PiranhasToma Tu Jabón Kapax
Featuring members of Frente Cumbiero, Meridian Brothers, Palanca and Ensamble Polifónico Vallenato.
For over 20 years, Eblis Alvarez, Mario Galeano and Pedro Ojeda have been exposed to Latin American tropical genres such as vallenato, Peruvian chicha, raspa, champeta, along with African music and different types of cumbia (rebajada, villera, sabanera).
All these styles are part of the new approach Los Pirañas offer within today's frenetic music scene in Colombia.
The sound in "Toma tu jabón Kapax" is deliberately strident but nevertheless can be danced to.
On one hand, it retains the dense cadence of Andrés Landero's legendary cumbia bass sounds and the marked percussion of Afrobeat and champeta.
On the other hand, verging towards rock and electronica, Los Pirañas resort to an out of control computer and the distorted chaos of a guitar that owes as much to surf music as it does to Peruvian chicha.
Matik Matik, a cultural space in Bogota which promotes music experimentation, was the venue where "Toma tu jabón Kapax" was recorded live in December 2010.
Originally released in Colombia by Festina Lente Discos, Vampisoul is proud to make this groundbreaking album available to a worldwide audience.