Synthpop en Español
February 8, 2015 11:57 AM   Subscribe

I just discovered the wonderful Los Prisioneros. Please recommend similar Spanish-language music with 80's vibes for this Yazoo fan.
posted by gorbweaver to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
You'd probably like early Mecano
posted by O9scar at 12:19 PM on February 8, 2015


Some of Aleks Syntek's earlier stuff might fit the bill:
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posted by needled at 1:03 PM on February 8, 2015


The synthpop-influenced music from the 80s was "La Movida".

I'd recommend you to get compilations like La Edad de Oro del Pop Español to get an idea of the best known artists, but here are a few apart from the already-mentioned Mecano.

Alaska y Dinarama - A Quién Le Importa
Aviador Dro - El Color De Tus Ojos Al Bailar (bonus: Joy Division cover)
Parálisis Permanente - Te Gustará/ Unidos/ Nacidos Para Dominar (bonus: Quiero Ser Santa, which is my fave)
Tino Casal - Eloise (because The Damned fanboys, that's why)
La Unión - Lobo Hombre en París
posted by sukeban at 1:46 PM on February 8, 2015


And a few more because I'm in full nostalgia mood.

Olé Olé - No Controles (originally by the Mexican band Flans)
Radio Futura - Enamorado de la Moda Juvenil
Golpes Bajos - No Mires A Los Ojos De La Gente
posted by sukeban at 2:15 PM on February 8, 2015


Most of Cetu Javu's tracks are sung in English(and are worth checking out anyway), but they did do several in Spanish.
posted by Su at 5:23 PM on February 8, 2015


You might enjoy Moenia. When their original singer Juan Carlos was with the group they were very dancey synthpop, and with their newer singer Alfonso they remind me a lot of 90's Depeche Mode. They actually released a cover album of 80's and 90's latin music and covered Tren al Sur by Los Prisioneros on it.

Juan Carlos has a group now called Morbo that is more guitar driven and not as synthy but has some good songs as well.
posted by primalux at 8:09 PM on February 8, 2015


I hope you really delve deep into the Prisioneros's back catalogue.

'El Baile de los Que Sobran' is one of the best songs of the 1980s, regardless of language. That entire album (Pateando Piedras) is absolutely incredible.

If you understand what they're saying about the conditions most normal Chileans lived under in that era, it's all the more impressive.
posted by yellowcandy at 9:27 PM on February 8, 2015


You need all of Soda Stereo, my dear! There is no 80s pop in Latin America without them.

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posted by ipsative at 5:30 AM on February 9, 2015


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