Mexican Institute Of Sound:
From the underground music movement of Mexico City comes an audio collage of electronica, pop, cumbia, dub, and cha-cha-cha.
MIS lead man, Camilo Lara, is the personification of a hip, geeky guy who
knows how to pick good music and mix it well. He is really not much of a performer
but that doesnt matter because the whole performer/songwriter path is not
his game. He is a gifted collage artist with an incredible energy and a goofy
sense of humor, which has made all the difference on this record.
Lara is not here to blend genres or play instruments. He is here to arrange snippets
of different musical references and create a new sound through his one and only
instrument: his beloved computer. His love of making compilations began with his
annual Christmas CDs, for which he carefully selected the years best tracks
and gave away to friends and family. And soon, under the moniker of MIS, he began
collaborating and mixing songs for Placebo, Le Hammond Inferno, Gecko Turner,
Mejico Maxico is a carefully (yet random) sequenced set of all Spanish tracks
converting the musical references and poetry of the past few decades into a unique,
ultramodern sound. This could be the beginning of what music may come down to
in the future: no more instruments, no more songwriting, and no more stage
just reproduction of past creations! Though even the thought of that possibility
makes me not want to live in that time and space, here I am praising an electronic
production that may not have any classical values but it is damn fun to listen
With fifteen tracks ranging form 45 seconds to five minutes, the album is energetic,
groovy, and chaotic. Some of the favorites tunes include OK!, Corasound,
and Hey Tia!