Boomkat Product Review:
Lechuga Zafiro makes a shocking solo debut proper with the harsh textures and infectious, abstracted latin rhythms of ‘Testigo’ for Mexico City’s ace NAAFI label.
Like Bernard Parmegiani doing latin rave music, ‘Testigo’ demonstrates Zafiro’s precisely rugged style in five killer parts, flowing in gritty roil from the beat-less designs of ‘Ita’ thru the pranging drums and stumbling rhythmelody of ‘Pájarocámara’, to knock on the doors of perception with lysergic effect and mind-bending torsion in ‘Agua Y Puerta’, while ‘Sapo Diablo’ sloshes his dembow all over the grid, and ‘Corazón Negro del Río de la Plata’ lunges a wildly synched 16th note EBM arp and pendulous trills.
This EP is making a lot of forward-facing modern dance music seem stilted and and boring by comparison. Don’t sleep!