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The Mysteries “IV” (2024) – Review in MondoSonoro

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The Mysteries “IV” (2024) – Review in MondoSonoro

After a long break, The mysteries They have returned to recording new material. After a demo, an EP and a 10-inch, they return in a big way with their first full-length album, which they have titled “IV”. The changes in the line-up have suited them wonderfully and they have recorded eleven songs, 9 of their own and two surprising versions, which will especially appeal to people who love intro rock and surfer environments. Clean and punchy sound, with the keyboard and guitar taking the “singing voice” in the melodies, while the bass and drums act as skillful and accurate rhythmic squires.

Most songs invite you to dance and unprejudiced enjoyment. Without going any further, “Surfing Motocross”, with that tremendous rock riff, powerful and catchy, opens the LP in an unbeatable way. “Feliz Por Nada” follows a melodic line that permeates the brain, with the keyboardist and guitarist creating a kind of instrumental duel with no declared winner. The beginning of “Atomic Landscape” is striking, with that martial drum that soon gives way to some feedback that provides a dose of controlled noise, combining wonderfully with the rest of the powerful ensemble. The first cover we find is the nirvanera “In Bloom”, which the mysterious quartet takes to its particular beach and galactic garden with its bouncy arrangements. The result would have left Kurt Cobain satisfied and happy, within his possibilities. “Ixmiquilpán” is dedicated to the Mexican population of the same name. A place where Los Misterios have friends and where they would like to travel soon, and to which they elegantly dedicate this beautiful ballad. With “Surfsilvania” the display of accelerated rhythms returns. The guitar, bass and drums try to follow the steps of a keyboard that goes crazy at certain moments. The calmest cut is “Malibu”, slow and cozy, and which invites you to have a cold daiquiri on a beach in the Californian city. “Kit The Car” begins, passes and concludes in an overwhelming way, with the four members of the band unleashed. Three and a half minutes of high-level instrumental riot to honor and remember that mythical icon of the eighties. “Degradation Party” sounds youthful and fresh, smells like cheap cologne and teenage acne. But no holding on to dancing, loose dancing is much cooler and no teacher will scold you. Mecano were a surfing group, but they never realized it nor did anyone warn them. This is the only way to explain why “Maquillaje” so naturally takes on enormous waves drawn by that addictive guitar riff. “Silverado” gives off aromas of bourbon, a saloon, Sergio Leone and Morricone, Indians and cowboys. Epic with bittersweet airs to set a twilight western and that puts the icing on the cake of a sound universe that includes extraterrestrial beings, spaceships, and surfboards in seas of imaginary planets.

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