Innocence, consciousness, warnings… Colossio crash-lands onto Duro with his first full EP for the label. It’s about time; a fellow Mexican alchemist and kindred spirit, Colossio’s dark disco melting pot and strong political energy has bubbled to the same beat as label imprint since the very beginning. Previously spotted on the label remixing Theus Mago and Local Suicide in 2019, he’s now back with three formidable slabs of tightly-sprung timelessness and a remix from Dominik Marz.
Each cut more foreboding than the last, ‘Inocência’ lives up to its name as the most playful cut of the collection. A gently cascading arpeggio takes the lead as classic Yello-style pitched vocals add fun and human warmth to the mix. Dark but not devilishly so, it lures you into Colossio’s world, setting you up for the more up-tempo, late night synth-heavy twist from Dominik Marz.
Up next comes ‘Consciência’, an eight-minute lesson in total tension that takes the theme to darker places. Not so much as a song, but more of a full saga; it’s a taut, sinewy creeper laced in suspense. A story waiting to unfold in the most unlikely ways, it’s followed by the final warning shots of ‘Advertência’. Literally translating to warning, it takes things in an even darker, tense direction. More industrial sounding in the drum department and more pitched vocal shots, it’s the consummate soundtrack to the bleak future we were warned about in the 80s… And living right now.