Instituto Mexicano del Sonido
Instituto Mexicano del Sonido (IMS) is a one-man type of project, with lots of after-hour editions and additions at a home computer. During the day, Camilo Lara is the well-known industry man and savvy record label guy who works for major companies in Mexico City. By night, he finds magic in a huge record collection and dreams of creating the perfect background party music. As a result, an IMS album is an experimental journey to an imaginary Mexico where cumbia and cha-cha blend with down- and up-tempo beats and broken-hearted radio-soap-style quotes like this one: "That day he woke up to the news that his wife had left him/The intention of going after her didn't even cross his mind/He let her go without asking nothing at all, neither with whom, nor to where." That song is humorously called "Love Song to My Future Girlfriend." It is, perhaps, a synthesis of the obsessive work of cutting and pasting that took Lara's nightlife away for the past few years, though he sounds like he had some fun, too.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.