Review: The South American New Wave revolution pioneered by Matias Aguayo's Comeme label continues apace, this time with an album from Mexican producer Daniel Maloso that is, fittingly, deeply rooted in new wave and EBM. While many of Maloso's contemporaries make music that sits somewhere between new wave and nu-disco, he's nailed his colours firmly to the new wave pop mast. The production is sparse and relatively steely, with forays into tougher EBM territory (see "Steady Rolling (All My Life)" and the excellent "Body Music) and funk-infused electronic disco-pop (superb opener "Shera"). While it's well produced, there's a DIY wonkiness that recalls the early days of '80s synth-pop.
Review: Comeme showcases an evolution in the label's history, on the soon to be released volumes of Solidarity Forever. Introducing new artwork, a new logotype and most importantly of all - new music by new artists. The title refers to their motivation as a label and the reason behind their everyday actions - acting as a reminder of why they do what they do. The first volume features label head honcho Matias Aguayo, with the jagged and angular tropicalism of "Selvagem", some deep down and dirty punk-funk from the magnificent pairing of Daniel Maloso X Red Axes on "En La Oscuridad" and Medellin based newcomer Gladkazuka with the sludgy lo-fi techno of "Futuro Caos" providing something a bit more hard hitting.