Electronic music is clearly gaining in popularity on the South-American subcontinent. After releases like 'Future Sounds Of Buenos Aires' and 'Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!', we were now presented with 'Desesperanza' ("despair"). Meridian Brothers, a project of Colombian musician Eblis Alvarez, can simply be summarized as "Latin music in space": with the aid of voice alteration, samples and electronics, cumbia, salsa and a bunch of other Latin American genres are catapulted into the twenty-first century! A bit strange but fun!