These recordings pull back a curtain to reveal the mysterious world of Syntoma and early-80s underground Mexico. Founded by Alex Eisenring in 1980, making use of synths and drum machines and driven by a freedom-seeking DIY ethos but informed by a "rock-jazz-prog-experimental" background. These 70s-born influences throw crazed funhouse mirror reflections onto later Kraftwerk, UK synth-pop, post-punk and pure pop forms. The first five tracks are instrumental, evidencing some intelligent melodic and harmonic conceptions; the same can be said for the remaining female/male vocal tracks, but the sense of otherness is boosted as the vocal stylings combine a definite UK 80s feel with an unplaceable geo-temporal essence, spanning decades and continents. Primarily a trio during the period of these recordings, 1981-84, Syntoma transcends the era and stands apart from their peers with a surprising melodic sense, harmonic adventurousness, interesting arrangements and, above all, an atmosphere of freshness and enthusiasm.
Engrapadora (Stapler) Syntoma 2' 00''
Cirugia Culinaria (Culinary Surgery) Syntoma 2' 00''
La Novia De Mi Novia (My Girfriend's Girlfriend) Syntoma 1' 21''
Coqueteo A Go Go (Go Go Teas) Syntoma 2' 00''
Heloderma (Gila Monster) Syntoma 2' 00''
Lost In Space Syntoma 2' 00''
Mi Robot (My Robot) Syntoma 2' 00''
Homo-Estereo (Human-Stereo) Syntoma 2' 00''
Soy De Lo Peor (I'm The Worst Of The Worst) Syntoma 2' 00''
Ye-Ye Syntoma 2' 00''
No Me Puedo Controlar (Can't Control Myself) Syntoma 2' 00''