Horizonte Lied – ‘Memorias de Crónicas Futuras’ [Remastered Edition]


Mexican band Horizonte Lied showcase their darkly engaging fusing of synth-pop and post-punk on their 11th release: the updated, remixed, and remastered edition of their debut album Memorias de Crónicas Futuras. An industrial soundscape lingers throughout, complemented by steady vocal yearning with layered immersion and a deft balancing of synths and dark rhythmic propulsions. In their nocturnal, gripping aesthetic approach, Horizonte Lied take inspiration from acts like Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and Clan of Xymox.

The opening “Destello Inmortal” traverses into twinkling keys amidst a murky underlying. Sullen bass clangs and steady percussion complement the dreamy vocal nonchalance, as the one-minute turn reveals a further vocal soaring that glides seamlessly into trickling synths. The impactful atmosphere throughout is palpable. “Sin Claridad” is another highlight, revealing a more patient vocal presence and moody rhythmic underlying into spine-chilling synth twinkling, just prior to the two-minute turn. Memorias de Crónicas Futuras is full of mood, from the brighter spacey-ness of “Acertijos” to the nocturnal movements within “Sin Claridad.”

“Voz de Fé” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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