One country that is producing a lot of good electro music at the moment is Mexico. Hocico, Cenobita and Nexus 8 have all put their homeland on the electro map and Lied Horizonte are doubtless aiming to add their name to this growing list.
This EP was released by mp3.com and gives a glimpse of what Alex 'Ezert" Ibarra, Ernesto DuSolier, Jesus Garcia and Bernardo Garza are capable of. If forced to give their music a label I'd describe it as 'light electro' or perhaps 'darker synthpop' although, in any case, a little bit more bass and perhaps a helping hand in the mixing would do the band a whole lot of good.
The title track is a decent electro offering with a melody line that soon lodges itself in your memory and (especially as there are with four versions here!!). The problem is that the sound as a whole and the rhythms especially sound a bit lightweight and so the band never really get their message across. The Spanish lyrics give the band added character and the vocals are pretty decent, even if they do get a bit lost during the slower 'Inmortal Mix" while the synthleads get somewhat drowned out during the 'Aureal Mix' although the improved harmonised vocals work better! If they could just get this balance right then we'd be getting somewhere. This is also a problem on the slower "Destello Por El Tiempo" which, with better production, could have become a really powerful and majestic piece but, as it is, never really fullfills it's potential. The powerful instrumental "Reciclaje" and "El En Bosque" are steps in the right direction, even if the latter sounds a bit overcrowded and shows what the band are capable of when they get it right.
The overall impression here is that this is a talented band with potential who are in need of a guiding hand if they are to make the breakthrough. I for one will certainly be keeping an eye on how they progress.
Artist Link: http://www.horizontelied.com