11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chilean electro-soul auteur Alex Anwandter spent his early years as the frontman for post-punks Teleradio Donoso, lending melody to their jagged dance anthems. On his fourth solo album since stepping out in 2010, he revives his old band’s giddy momentum with the club-rocker “No Te Puedes Escapar” and the taut New Wave throb of “Axis Mundi.” But while Anwandter can still lose himself in the groove, Latinoamericana mostly seduces with sublime chillness, whether its creator is gliding across the throwback R&B of “Locura” or swooning through elegant synths and strings on the ballad “Vanidad.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chilean electro-soul auteur Alex Anwandter spent his early years as the frontman for post-punks Teleradio Donoso, lending melody to their jagged dance anthems. On his fourth solo album since stepping out in 2010, he revives his old band’s giddy momentum with the club-rocker “No Te Puedes Escapar” and the taut New Wave throb of “Axis Mundi.” But while Anwandter can still lose himself in the groove, Latinoamericana mostly seduces with sublime chillness, whether its creator is gliding across the throwback R&B of “Locura” or swooning through elegant synths and strings on the ballad “Vanidad.”

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