Mexican Institute of Sound, Mejico Maxico

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Another cross-genre, cross-culture cornucopia from the label that brought you Tijuana Collective and the Pinker Tones. Mexican Institute of Sound is a bit more relaxed than those two acts, favoring bubbling beats, whistling synths and scattered snatches of vocals. "Mirando a las Muchachas" takes a slinky lounge melody and grafts it on top of a sinister throbbing bass. The fat analog synths that elbow through the center of "Jaja Pipi" recall Air, and "Corasound" is all black lights and bleak nights. Mejico Maxico is a dizzying blend of disparate elements that never ceases to thrill and bewilder.