Plastilina return to form with their latest release, All U Need Is Mosh, earning the duo a spot alongside Latin contemporaries The Pinker Tones and Mexican Institute of Sound. Following the lead of their Anglo peers in LCD Soundsystem, Plastilina have added a full-time percussionist, guitarist and bassist to the mix, giving their fourth studio disc a much-needed warmer vibe.
Though Plastilina haven't reached the maturity level of LCD or even the Tones, a sample on Mosh's "Going to Mars Bolton" sums up Plastilina's philosophy: "What you intend to do with sound is of the utmost importance." Word.
Mosh's highlights include "My Party," which begs for a Bacardi ad; the Falco-esque rap of "Danny Trejo"; and the spine-tingling, halftime march of "San Diego Chargers." A worthless six-minute-snoozer guest spot by Babasonicos singer Adrian Dargelos nearly puts the brakes on Mosh's party before the disc closes with "Pervert Pop Song," an infectious new-wave number featuring telenovella-actress-turned-Latina-Norah Jones sensation Ximena Sariñana.
Lo siento güey--no Sariñana/Plastilina video as of press time. Major buzzkill.