After their last album, (obviously) Gods of Speed I, Alejandro Elizondo and Memo Guerra are back with II, not a sequel, but a new shared musical interest that has evidently lead to the explorations they do on each album. Incorporating modular synthesizers, and this time some percussion, electric bass, electric piano and guitars, the electronic duo presents a more aggressive and dark offering, but with a definite sonic turn in the sound on their new compositions. ‘Unlike the previous album, we wrote this together in collaboration from the beginning, taking turns playing the role of musician and recording engineer, and throwing ideas around at the same time.’ Explains Memo Guerra. “The result, we feel, sounds more united than before, for the same reason. There is much more flirtation with certain forms of rock music, but all processed synthetically.’
Each of the seven songs is a reply of sorts to to its corresponding track on the first record (7 tracks interestingly, the same with his own concept). Violent Weather here sounds like an even more sinister version of Cupid Blood, from I, and such patterns are found on all tracks. A clear leap forward for the Mexican duo, then, or perhaps to the side.