In his first solo outing after a stint with his trio—Aleks Syntek y La Gente Normal—and after producing discs for artists from Tania Libertad to Calo, Mexican pop-rocker Aleks Syntek bri

In his first solo outing after a stint with his trio—Aleks Syntek y La Gente Normal—and after producing discs for artists from Tania Libertad to Calo, Mexican pop-rocker Aleks Syntek brings together a variety of genres and sounds to create a mix that's both sophisticated and appealing. Another ingredient that makes this album a treat is humor. From the initial "Clonación," an electronica-tinged love song, to the disco beat of the title track, Syntek delves into '80s sounds and transforms them from cheesy to contemporary. But lyricism is also evident in such tracks as "Tuve Angeles" and the gorgeous, acoustic-based "Más Que Decir." The clincher, as far as pop appeal is concerned, is the upbeat remake of "Por Volverte a Ver," a Dyango hit from the '80s .—LC

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