Embarking on a Sonic Odyssey: Horizonte Lied’s ‘Memorias de Crónicas Futuras (Remastered 2023)’
Horizonte Lied’s “Memorias de Crónicas Futuras (Remastered 2023)” is a semi conceptual sonic odyssey that sees the Mexican band pushing the boundaries of electronic music. This album is a part of their ambitious “Final Remasters” project that showcases their evolution as musicians and also their mastery of electro-alternative music!
“Memorias de Crónicas Futuras (Remastered 2023)” takes listeners on an emotional journey through the memories of its protagonist, various states of emotion and experiences. This album is like a deep dive into the human experience. A sonic odyssey through its complexities as it takes you from the euphoric feeling of pure love – down to the depths of confusion, deception, and even depression!
The album’s opening track, “Destello Inmortal,” sets a mesmerizing tone with its experimental synth-pop elements and eerie vocals floating above a haunting soundscape. While it showcases the band’s exceptional musicianship and songwriting, the vocals exhibit moments of unevenness, leaving some room for improvement. However, “Memorias de Crónicas Futuras” undergoes a transformation as it progresses, with the midpoint track, “El Peligro De La Gente,” marking a turning point. Here, Horizonte Lied’s brilliance shines through, delivering a standout performance with a powerful groove that demands attention. “Voz De Fé” emerges as a clear contender for a single, with its flawless execution lastingly impacting the listener.
The album’s cultural essence is enriched by the inclusion of Spanish vocals, adding authenticity and emotive power to tracks like “Voz De Fé” and the mesmerizing finale, “Iluminado.” Horizonte Lied’s commitment to their heritage is commendable, as they infuse their music with a distinct Mexican identity. This adds a layer of culture that draws the listener into this sonic odyssey – almost like a movie.
Horizonte Lied’s journey began in 1992, founded by longtime high school friends with a shared passion for bands like Depeche Mode, Clan of Xymox, Recoil, and Nine Inch Nails. Since then, they’ve made a mark in the dark pop underground scene, gaining recognition through the opening for legendary gothic band Clan of Xymox in 2002. With this latest release, the band presents an intricate blend of dark synth pop and post-punk to its audience – a sonic odyssey. They seem to have drawn inspiration from all their musical influences and alchemized this new style! The industrial soundscapes of the album and the steady vocal yearning create this haunting experience that is truly beautiful. It is reminiscent of acts like Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails.
Tracks like “Sin Claridad” showcase their patient vocal presence and moody rhythmic undertones, while “Acertijos” embraces a brighter spacey-ness that captivates listeners. The album’s mood is palpable, with each song offering a unique nocturnal movement.
In conclusion, “Memorias de Crónicas Futuras (Remastered 2023)” by Horizonte Lied is a compelling addition to their discography. The album’s semi-conceptual exploration of human emotions and experiences, coupled with their hauntingly beautiful melodies and unique sound, solidifies the band’s position as groundbreaking dark synth-pop artists. With the support of SynthpopYourWorld Records, Horizonte Lied continues to captivate listeners, leaving a lasting impact on the electro underground scene. Their latest release showcases growth, evolution, and a relentless pursuit of musical excellence, making it a must-listen for fans of the genre.