Ondatropica – Soundway Records


Without a doubt one of the highlights of 2012. This incredible album was recorded in the famous Fuentes Studio in Medellin. By some of the finest musicians in Colombia. This collaboration between Frente Cumbiero, Quantic and the British Council has produced and album of stunning quality, bringing together a mixture of well known and classic Colombian styles such as cumbia, porro, gaita and champeta clashing head-on with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, hip hop, dub and funk.

untitled-50-3To retain the 70s Fuentes sound the album was all recorded to ¼” tape. The tapes where then delivered to The Carvery where Frank spend weeks mastering and editing the final masters to disk with no digital processing at all. This really is a true analogue recording as it would have been done in the heyday of the Fuentes studio thirty years ago.

As well as reaching a stunning sonic level no expense was spared on the packaging of this project. Triple 180g vinyl in matte black inner sleeves, 350gsm reverse board print and a pure analogue 7″ thrown in for good measure. Design by our good friend Lewis Heriz.

B+ film and stills gallery. http://www.flickr.com//photos/74554931@N02/sets/72157628917951765/show/

“One of the albums of the year.”
The Telegraph
“A polyrhythmic, rump-rotating blend of brass, keys, percussion, guitar and vocals.”
The Guardian
“When it comes to rump-shaking dance music, Colombia’s Ondatrópica is hard to beat.”


For more info on Ondatropica please visit the links below.

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