Syntoma

Syntoma

EM Records EM1134LP
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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.

Syntoma: Syntoma

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''

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