27 Apr MOENIA â€œEn Electricoâ€ available on iTunes and stores nationwide today!
Simultaneous premiere of the video for â€œNo Importa Que El Sol Se Mueraâ€, the first single collaboration with vocalist Maria Jose) on PRIMER IMPACTO, Wednesday April 28, at 5 p.m. PST & Univision.com
Vesper Public Relations: Tuesday April 27, 2010: A career that spans 18 years, iconic Latin American electro pop group MOENIA releases today it new album titled â€œEn ElÃ©ctricoâ€ in the United States.
Â â€œEn ElÃ©ctricoâ€ (CD y DVD) available on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/en-electrico/id367484226 and stores nationwide today, marks the return of the band to the studio and stage after a short brake in which each member worked on individual projects
MOENIA is set to premiere the video of its first single, â€œNo Importa Que El Sol Se Mueraâ€, via Univisionâ€™s Primer Impacto on April 28, 2010 at 5 p.m. PST. Following the television premiere, the video will be released on Univision.com, the #1 portal for Spanish speakers on the Internet.
This dual premiere on two of Univisionâ€™s most important media channels reaffirms MOENIAâ€™s status as an icon of Latin America-made (Mexico) electronic music for world consumption.
A release of the video through MOENIAâ€™s own social networks will follow, so that the group may share this milestone with its legion of fans. The group is always interacting with fans via Twitter@MoeniaMX, where the band keeps loyal followers updated on its artistic doings, thoughts, pictures, and more.
On this video, MOENIA invited MarÃa JosÃ© (former member of Kabah), to perform on their single also included on the album. The video was directed by Diego Ãlvarez, produced by Platform and was filmed in Mexico City.
â€œEn ElÃ©ctricoâ€ is being released on OCESA-Sei Track (Mexico) and produced by Latin GRAMMYÂ© award winner Armando Ãvila, recognized for his work with leading contemporary Latin music artists, such as La 5Âª EstaciÃ³n, Aleks Syntek, RBD, and Moderatto, to mention a few. This album features a collection of new versions of MOENIAâ€™s greatest hits and special & unique musical collaborations by MarÃa JosÃ© (ex Kabah), Juan Carlos Lozano (ex MOENIA vocalist) and Paco Huidobro (Fobia).
â€œWe included new versions of each one of our songs, a little more â€˜rawâ€™, with lots of synth, but all recorded live or programmed live, very different from a studio album where you have many sequences and other things throughout,â€ said Alfonso Pichardo, lead vocalist of the group.
As a plus, â€˜En Electricoâ€™ features a DVD in which Jorge Soto (organ) explains how the content took shape, â€œwe played with a small crowd of 60 people, all live, so it has this vibe of a live performance but with super powerful synthesizers, drums – itâ€™s a very interesting process, you canâ€™t stop hearing MOENIA. Itâ€™s like an unplugged show but with a plugged feeling.â€
With eight albums and a career that spans almost two decades, the group that is frequently compared to transcendental bands like New Order, Erasure, The Cure, and Depeche Mode has perfected a sound that mixes experimental tones and electric rhythms almost poetically and is eager to share the latest expression of it with the USA.
MOENIA is composed of Alfonso Pichardo (vocals), Alejandro Ortega Midi (synth) and Jorge Soto (organ).
Mariluz GonzÃ¡lez/Vesper Public Relations
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