Telefunka

Electrodomestico

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Guadalajara's Telefunka has really done a nice job with Electrodomestico, both physically and aurally. Its paperboard packaging is smooth to touch, wrapped in a slider and a decorated with a refracted explosion of modernist color and urban reimagination. Principals Giancarlo Fragoso Faure, Aldo Fragos Faure, and Daniel Padilla Hernández are pictured lounging in a modernist domestic environment. What are they doing? Listening to records, naturally. Electrodomestico is a textured collection of electro-acoustic grooves, drawing as easily from light jazz as it does pop and electronica. "Squash" is warmed by piano, sax, and a great violin solo, all dropped over upbeat drum programming. There's some sort of bossa nova influence here, but just as much of the good-timin', well-appointed electronic sounds popularized by Frenchmen like Dimitri From Paris. That violin returns for the more atmospheric "Bomba E," while "Bailando" blends an irresistible '80s synth pop groove with processed Spanish-language voices. The interlude "Madmoiselle" switches to French, and seems to have a bit of Daft Punk on its mind. It sets up Electrodomestico's melody-drenched second half, which never scrimps on the beats but always keeps pacing and hooks front and center. Most representative is the gorgeous "Zenit," which references the pacing of vintage progressive electronic music even as it updates with more sax, guitar, and violin soloing. Guaranteed to impress at your next cocktail party.

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