Los Zheros

1. Los Zheros: Descarga De Los Zheros

I could’nt find any info on Los Zheros (the zeros) or it’s members. I searched the inter-net, other audio blogs, even Peruvian message boards. Not one scrap of information besides the liner notes. Maybe it is an indication of how short lived the band was? Or maybe it’s just the shroud of mystery that is part of Los Zheros’ legacy?

As indicated on the back, guitarist and vocalist Chocho Alvan seems to be the band leader accompanied by his two brothers and three other band mates. Their ages range from 16 to 22 at the time this debut album was made.

There seems to be an emphasis on their academic professions and the school each member is attending. Maybe this record was a youth project of some sort? Anyway, definitely one of my favorite records from Peru. “Cuarto Oscuro” (dark room) is a total crossbreed of cumbia, garage/rock, and descarga all done in the distinct guitar heavy Peruvian style. The rough edged quality of these songs makes for an overall awesome sound. I could care less if these guys were 16 or 60.

5 Responses to “Los Zheros”

  1. 1 LENGUA August 6, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I often have daydreams of being a Zhero. Preferably the largest one on the right. The recording is so great cause there is this natural reverb on the timbale set that you can really hear the room they are in, like you are sitting there in a cuarto oscuro in Lima watching the fog slip by the rebarb and brick, while downstairs there’s a guy cooking anticuchos on the sidewalk, kids playing soccer and the rest of the Zheros smiling and jamming.

  2. 2 alfredo August 1, 2009 at 8:38 am

    hola amigo no se pueda escuchar todo el disco?

  3. 4 Adam February 26, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Just picked this one up and “Cuarto Oscuro” is so tough! There’s an almost identical version of it by Los Sirios, possibly a tab bit funkier. Thanks for putting me up on this!

  4. 5 Roger M. Alvan November 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Chocho alvan is living in iquitos is a music teacher right now.
    Edagrd alvan is retired now, he was math teacher at school.
    pedro alvan, is still in iquitos living in the family house.
    He works here and there in some small jobs.

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