Bio Ritmo / La Verdad
Album: La Verdad   Collection:World
Artist:Bio Ritmo   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Electric Cowbell Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-11-27 Pull Date: 2012-01-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4
Airplays: 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 04, 2013: New World Disorder
4. Jan 28, 2012: New World Disorder
2. Feb 11, 2012: New World Disorder
Lola's Dilemma
5. Jan 22, 2012: No Voices Aloud
Dina's Mambo
3. Jan 28, 2012: At the Cafe Bohemian
La Verdad
6. Jan 21, 2012: New World Disorder
Dina's Mambo

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-11-23
Bio Ritmo – La Verdad
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/23/11
Puerto Rican-American Salsa/Mambo/Cha Cha/Electronica, from Richmond, VA. Although totally rooted in traditional Latin sounds and instruments, they also work in some really wacky elements like Moog and Farfisa. Unique sound, but you can still play it with El Gran Combo.
1. 6:41 ***sweet, relaxed little Moog merengue with lots of Latin percussion, pretty tenor vocals. Cuica! Definitely Island Latin (choral vocals sound Cuban to me.)
2. 4:10 ***instrumental mambo with almost Arabesque lines on the Farfisa, as well as horn section and various keyboard solos. Interesting!
3. 4:35 **sweet and mellow salsa with lounge-y keyboards, would be almost trance-y without the horns and percussion. Elements of psychedelic cha-cha.
4. 4:28 ***spoken intro, then uptempo with manic cuica duet. Equally manic spoken word. Nuts!
5. 4:52 **midtempo ritmo Cubano, lots of horn solo, timbale.
6. 4:43 ****nice! Slinky, rather downtempo cowbell and bass groove. Ultra-groovy! Laid-back, yet totally danceable with a party vibe.
7. 3:12 ***very jazzy horns, upbeat percussion. Not really Cuban Jazz, a bit Astro-lounge. Huh!
8. 7:15 ***tinkling straw intro, tinkling piano and cowbell, building into a downtempo, swingy cha cha, Cuban-style vocals. Gets psychedelic and dubby towards end.

Track Listing
1. La Verdad   5. Vercuenza
2. Dina's Mambo   6. Majadero
3. La Muralla   7. Caravana Del Vejigante
4. Carnaval   8. Lola's Dilemma