Varios Artistas - CUU Desde El Espacio

CUU Desde El Espacio, Varios Artistas
CUU Desde El Espacio, Mexico
Rating: 69
By Carlos Reyes

Chihuahua is the largest and most violent state of the Mexico; it’s not a big surprise to find out most of its bands process such imagery through the most reddish, psychedelic, and neo-folkloric senses. CUU Desde El Espacio is Chihuahua’s most distinguished music collective, also the home of some of Mexico’s weirdest and most alienating music. The label is primarily ran by Andres Murilllo, better known by CF readers as Sr. Amable; he has collaborated in four Fonogramaticos, including a wonderful cover for Mr. Racoon’s “Pussygrama” in Nosotros Los Rockers.

CUU Desde El Espacio is the name of the label’s very first sampler, but it’s so meticulously constructed, it could be called a compilation. A total of 18 bands were summoned, and while the result may not translate into the most easy album to digest, it’s a terrific example of music as a lifestyle, and as a brotherhood. Almost every band on the album pushes the boundaries of the psychedelic, some succeed, and others not so much. It’s remarkable to find a compilation where Sr. Amable is the most accessible act in the bunch; his track “Nel Pastel” is submissive to its melody without subordinating the power of the elemental. Other highlights include Gay Duo’s ultra-progressive “Justin Our Favorite Dancer”, Manati’s psychotic “iPunk”, and the self-defining “Gorgeous” by El Gil. About half of the album is terribly alienating and too lo-fi to resonate with the common ear. There are probably many theme layers to this compilation that can only be understood by the bands themselves, and maybe the residents of Chihuahua. If anything, this album’s community demographic succeeds in sorting out a method to find escapism through a creative & secretive alliance.


6 comments :

Carlos Reyes said...
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Andrew Casillas said...

awesome ass album art

Marian Ruzzi said...

Agree with Andrew...
la portada está chingona!

Qué chido ver a tantos músicos Chihuahuenses unidos.
A colaborar más!

m.

JOSE ARTURO HINOJOS said...

"There are probably many theme layers to this compilation that can only be understood by the bands themselves"

jajaj, no mouse mickey.

POR ESO NO CONFIO EN LAS CRITICAS REGIAS....
JAJAJAJAJA

Cuizz said...

así son las mentes simples óquela

Román said...

Y in other news... como me encanta que las personas se organicen, piensen colectivamente y hagan de su pasión un trabajo de calidad. Ánimo CUU, desde tierras tapatías se les admira con poquito de homesick.

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