Horizonte Lied make the temperature rise and drop with their brand of pop. This is their reckoning with a new sound- a brand of bands that would make stadium rock look feeble. The way they manipulate the beat and the feelings, there’s a good chance you won’t get this experience very frequently. This is their latest album, Memorias de Crónicas Futuras. Through their pulverizing take on new wave, they’ll change how you experience this resurgence.
Destello Inmortal is a dead ringer for a song Depeche would write. With their energetic electronic riff, it is easy to get swept up in the incredible feel they show in the track. At times, even the vocals fade away because of the immense and impressive instrumental control. Espectro de Vida churns energy through the rhythm, a rare feat when you’re in this genre. Horizonte Lied make synth-pop feel novel again, with their exciting ways of exploring these seemingly seen rhythms and tunes. Each melody is a dive into a forgotten or unexplored territory. Sin Claridad is next, and that darker bassline is one to cherish. The echoing vocals transcend the song itself, tattooing itself in your brain.
The pulsating core
If they explored more somber items through the previous tracks, Acertijos plays with percussion and synth pulses. It is incredible to hear in unison, like an army is following you with the sound. The instrumental accents are what sell the lyrics even more. Imploring the human mind and interactions in parts makes this as thought-provoking as it is layered and genius. Their single released recently through many moulds comes next. El Peligro de la Gente makes the dance floor available to some serious movement. It has a collection of tunes and tones that aren’t heard until connoisseurs of the art form change it.
The doom of Por Tu Ausencia is heard before the light melodies distract you. It is masterful layering, with special attention paid to the attack and release. In your absence features that hollow emotion that might become propagated within the body and mind. El Abismo features some classic 80s pop sounds. Especially the spicy snare, along with the buzzing low frequency background, does a lot of feel transfer. Voz de Fé brings the party energy back, just like the industrial echo of Illuminado. Horizonte Lied ensure they end the album on a high, and what a high it is.
The 2019 movie Ema would be a brilliant movie to put these songs in. The complementing scenes along with the dance sequences and storyline would be ideal for this music by Horizonte Lied. They are just getting started with their collection, and the catalogue is quite impressive to explore. Listen to their singles above, and ensure you have your dancing shoes on!