Mexico's Armoniacida Chop Up and Lay Out Guadalajara
The future of Mexican music looking at its past sounds something like this.
Armoniacida hail from Guadalajara. From their home base, the duo of producers comb through the annals of banda and bolero, select sections of horns, vocals, and percussion, slice them, and place them in arrangements to boggle the senses. At times, their sound is erratic, but the snippets of melodic singing and playing shine through to ease the spasms.
Glitchy distortion plays a huge part in Armoniacida’s sound, and it’s often hard to tell if the “peow peow” laser sounds are coming from a synthesizer or just an effected out sample of something on record. In an Armoniacida song, the beat will switch up plenty of times, each portion a different experiment with their selection of samples for that particular track.
At random, the beat will stop, making way for sped up vocals, flowing water, and general confusing noises before swinging right back into something slow and tasty. If it sounds like randomness to you, you’re not listening hard enough!
This video of theirs is basically their sound translated into a visual medium. Go ahead and trip out for a minute.