Dead-Cert label have unearthed and reissued this curious record from Mecanica Popular. Originally coming out of Madrid back in 1984 and now available for consumption by a new generation. Because of its relative obscurity it’s difficult to say whether this has been influential or not but these guys were certainly ahead of the curve in many ways and were absorbing influences from great sources, remoulding them into their own vision of electronic music. ‘¿Qué Sucede Con El Tiempo?’ is a diverse and vibrant collection of tracks.
La Mecánica Popular takes to the night for a much anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed, self-titled album. This special edition single features a natural modification of their signature psychedelic style – a time capsule of 1970s Afro-Peruvian roots gone American Rock & Soul. Noche Triler (Thriller) takes the form of an uptempo instrumental stunner, a unique combination of styles from guaracha and cumbión, and a refreshingly thrilling flip of Michael Jackson’s iconic masterpiece. Already a staple in the band’s live performances, Mótame En La Tormenta (Riders On The Storm) transforms the Doors’ cowboy-jazz road saga into a brilliantly versioned Amazonian cumbia, a beautifully dark and shadowy trip into the heart of la selva.