Comprising of Maru Pardo Saguier (vocals), Sebastian Cordoves (synths/programming) and Pablo Lewin (guitars), ‘Fantasy’ from their eponymous debut album is a perfect demonstration of their strong melodies based around club friendly synthetic grooves.
From their 2010 album ‘Moving Under’, ‘The System Is Running Out’ is immediately impressive with its thunderous rhythms and Klingklang synths. The deep rich vocal makes it almost sound like THE MOTELS fronting a dance enhanced KRAFTWERK. Continuing the new wave disco template, ‘Out Of Presence’ has the panache of BERLIN crossed with MUNICH MACHINE while ‘Silence’ pulses marvellously into oblivion.
With influences such as NEW ORDER, GIORGIO MORODER, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, FISCHERSPOONER, LADYTRON and PJ HARVEY, their live energy perhaps has more in common with rock rather than electronic music. Their sound is meaty, a synthesized power pop fusion with Pablo’s rockist six-string sitting handsomely next to Sebastian’s squelch games.
The new EP ‘Voy A Buscart’e may signal a shift towards a more guitar led direction but the strong electro orientation of their original sound remains an indispensable aspect of COSAQUITOS EN GLOBO. Not afraid to experiment or play with language, new songs such as ‘No Es Igual’ are voiced exclusively in Spanish to give them that extra shot of Latin seductiveness.
Their new EP ‘Voy A Buscarte’ is available as a free download from the COSAQUITOS EN GLOBO website.
Text by Chi Ming Lai
26th June 2011