Although this album was Gustavo Cerati's second solo effort, it was the first one released after Soda Stereo split. After that, he just worked as a part of electronic bands like Plan V and Ocio. This long-awaited album was his return to pop, and in fact he combined his devotion to electronic music with the pop songs that made him famous. A song like "Río Babel" demonstrates this mix, and also the midtempo cadence that dominates the album. There are some beautiful and outstanding songs, like "Bocanada," "Puente," and "Aquí y Ahora," this last one inspired by the story "El Jardín de los Senderos Que Se Bifurcan" by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. An orchestra of 48 musicians participates in "Verbo Carne." Along with the songs, there are some instrumental electronic pieces, like "Y Si el Humo Está en Foco" and "Balsa."
AllMusic Review by Iván Adaime