Métodos de Placer Instantáneo

Métodos de Placer Instantáneo

by Aleks SyntekAleks Syntek


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One-man orchestra Aleks Syntek returned with Métodos de Placer Instantáneo, a record that serves both as a good example of his craft and as a precise indicator of what was considered "commercial/mainstream" in the 2009 Latin pop market. In other words, the album is mostly dominated by a ubiquitous obsession with 1980s synth/dance music, faultlessly executed. Syntek has a deserved reputation as a popmeister studio wizard, but that is also his downfall: as eminently likable as his music is, most of it is also definitely lightweight. Métodos de Placer Instantáneo has a terrific lead single in "Loca," also used as the main theme from the popular TV show Los Exitosos Pérez; a curious duet with Rubén Blades on the Caribbean-meets-funk "Mujer Animal" (curious since Blades raps!); and the a cappella opener, "Ese Mal Gusto," with Syntek doing all the instruments with his voice. It is in numbers such as these that Syntek is at his best, when he is patently having fun with the music and coming up with (gently) ironic lyrics. When he applies himself to standard pop songs about love, as in the rest of the album, he comes up with exactly that: fairly standard fare, very well done, with all the proper hooks, catchy choruses, and banal lyrics -- but ultimately precious little to write home about. A 2009 Latin Grammy nominee, Métodos de Placer Instantáneo features about ten new songs, plus several remixes and/or bonus tracks, depending on the edition you get. A CD/DVD edition with Syntek explaining his creative process in the studio is also available.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/2010
UPC: 5099960824929
catalogNumber: 08249
Rank: 116176

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aleks Syntek   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Coros,Soloist,Dirigida,Letra,Mezcla
Rubén Blades   Letra
Sterling Campbell   Bateria
Lee Levin   Bateria
Ron Taylor   Hammond B3
Armando Ávila   Synthesizer,French Horn,Soloist,Bajos,Letra,Mezcla
Matthew Schubring   Viola
Aaron Johnston   Bateria
William Gallison   Soloist
Luz Maria Frenk   Cello
Javier Barrera   Bateria
Jacob Groten   Piano
Francisco Oroz   Soloist
Christian Petersen   Guitar
Bozena Slawinska   Cello
Enrique "Bugs" Gonzáles   Bateria
Gaby Vega   Bajos
María Valle Castañeda   Cello
Alejandra Galarza García   Cello
Ulises Manuel Gomez Pinzón   Viola
David Orozco Buendía   Viola
Daniel Rodríguez   Oboe
Araceli Franco   Vestuario
Gina Recamier   Coros
Manolo Ortíz   Letra
Sergio Rodríguez   Cello
Ramón A. Castillo Jiménez   Viola

Technical Credits

Rubén Blades   Composer
Aleks Syntek   Composer
Sabo Romo   Composer
Armando Ávila   Composer
Manolo Ortíz   Composer

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