Trending
MOST READ
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Free Things to Do: Culture

Free Things to Do: Culture

Free Guide: Too hot to play outside but too early to hit up no-cover night at the club? Try any of these cultural excursions to boost your brain on the cheap.... 5/21/2014
What to Know Before You Go On A Cleanse

What to Know Before You Go On A Cleanse

Food & Drink: It’s been a year since I’ve taken up this gig of eating and drinking across San Antonio. Since then, no fewer than seven juice shops have opened in the area... By Jessica Elizarraras 8/20/2014
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Aural Pleasure Review

Kinky: 'Sueño de la máquina'

Photo: , License: N/A


Kinky's fifth studio album has the band coming full circle. It was 10 years ago that they submitted a demo and won New York's Latin Alternative Music Conference's Discovery Contest, and now they join the roster of Nacional Records, the Latin alternative label headed by LAMC mastermind Tom Cookman. After albums produced by people like Chris Allison (Coldplay, Beta Band) and "fourth Beastie Boy" Money Mark, Sueño de la máquina (Dream of the machine) has Dust Brother John King at the helm. Despite that machine reference, five actual humans with actual instruments mix techno, dance, and programming, yes, with a synergistic power that delivers rock 'n' roll magic with each track. Percussionist Omar Góngora is still the backbone: he's a stand-up drummer (literally) who simultaneously plays timbales and congas with such power and precision that the others can easily float around his fireworks to deliver a direct, danceable, pop-friendly mix that never repeats itself and never bores. Spanish rapper Mala Rodríguez, in a rare moment of submission, follows their trip on "Negro día" (Black Day), one of many highlights. If this doesn't give you loco legs, you don't have any.

★★★★ (out of 5 stars)

Recently in Music
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus