Comprising members of the Blue Noise Band, the Golden Arm Trio and Sun Vocina, Austin's Grupo Fantasma meld their disparate influences over the roiling Colombian cumbia beat. The nine-piece group floats a three-man horn section and call-and-response Spanish vocals atop a double rhythm section. Fantasma defies even sufferers of advanced rigor mortis not to dance. While the rustic cumbia beat is always infectious, the group layers on the big-city sophistication with the various members showing off their funk, merengue, jazz and spooky dub influences to great effect. It's music you can think about while you're shaking your ass, though you'll likely be too entranced by the primal grooves to engage... More >>>