Syntoma [ same ] LP [EM1134LP]

Syntoma [ same ] LP [EM1134LP]

Selling Price: US$18.00

Weight: 275g

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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. Available on CD and 12" vinyl with liner notes and lyrics.

+ Liner notes by Alex Eisenring & Tamotsu Mochida
+ Spanish, English, Japanese lyrics & liners

CD version: Standard jewel case
LP version: insert

TRACKS:
=LP Side-A (instrumentals)=
1. Engrapadora
2. Cirugia Culinaria
3. La Novia De Mi Novia
4. Coqueteo A Go Go *
5. Heloderma

=LP Side-B (vocals)=
6. Lost In Space
7. Mi Robot *
8. Homoestereo
9. Soy De Lo Peor
10. Ye Ye
1. No Me Puedo Controlar

CD bonus
12. Abdul Alhazred
13. Perdidos En El Espacio

* Previously unissued
Syntoma [ same ] LP [EM1134LP]

Selling Price: US$18.00

Weight: 275g

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