Stream: María y José - "Violentao"


María y José (Antonio Jimenez) has two releases out this year already (the magnificent Espiritu Invisible and the stellar Kibose EP), maybe he’ll surprise us with a third one. By now we’ve used every word in the book to express our immense admiration towards this kid, but he keeps astounding us. This time with a song titled “Violentao”, it’s only a demo, but we won’t hesitate to call it one of his best so far. As the title suggests, this is a song about Mexico’s current state of violence. The song presents itself right away as a dystopian piece shouting “sigue la violencia, sigue la violencia”, this entry becomes essential in both, its thematic and form ventures. It directly tells you about the nation’s rolling violence, it also foreshadows the song’s never-ending fury.

As described by Jimenez, this is some kind of violent mambo, one that chases some kind of escape, and consequently finds it towards the end, or at least it negotiates through very aggressive speed. It's not only an explicit song, it also holds very dark humor behind all its rhythm(s). The beats, synths and gaps are as well located as any song by Rita Indiana y Los Misterios. While the song has the warmth for individual interpretation, it also speaks to Mexico as a whole, “que violentao tu, que violentao tu!”

11 comments :

Moszart said...

Ojalá sea éste mismo año, estaría algo desesperante aguantar tantos meses ¡"Violentao" se escucha genial!

Lo bueno es que ya se acerca el Mexclass.

lidopimienta said...

El outro me pone la piel chinita.
VIOLENTAO VIOLENATO!

Jean-Stephane said...

I see evil on his eyes.

The song is amazing, probably his best since LA TIERRA SAGRADA.

allisonn said...

My Espanol is so limited, yet I always find Maria y Jose to be an incredible project, it's universal as much as El Guincho.

Honestly, this is the kind of music that people should be raving, not to hate on anybody, but that 3ball MTY whatever was not very special at all. This comes along, and you can just tell what's up.

Amazing kid, Espiritu Invisible is still this year's best album, at least for me, up there with the albums by Beach House and Ariel Pink.

Anonymous said...

maravilla

Anonymous said...

tendre pesadillas con esos ojos,
Gracias!!!

Jean-Stephane said...

I see evil on his eyes

Deo Ingus said...

Good. God. Love. This. I prefer it when he lends his lyrics and vocals to the songs (like in invisible spirit).... nothing against his instrumental works, but the combination of his sly, flippant delivery, the playful nihilism in his lyrics and the greasy, unrefined beats is just so damn... sexy, vulgar almost. amirite bois n gals?

Anonymous said...

Esta tremenda

KarenT said...

one of the best songs I've heard in a while

ElGus said...

Que ondota, una rola para MEXICO!

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