Boomkat Product Review:
L.I.E.S. provide a wider angle on Cienfuegos’ crooked Cubano drone sound in Autogolpe, the follow-up to a smart run of12”s and tapes with Unknown Precept, BANK Records NYC, and Ascetic House since 2014.
Expanding his sound along ambient and noise axes, Brooklynite Alex Suárez a.k.a. Cienfuegos has cooked up a properly varied album here, using uniquely textured ambient intros and outros to set the scene for a murky ride that takes industrial world music and the grubbiest drums in its stride with outstanding highlights in the droning payload and squirming torque of his ‘floor-slaying groove The Mountains Are Crying and the brute grinder, Symbiotico.