Frenetic, kinetic club music rooted in Latin rhythms.
Media Noche is a collaborative LP with fellow Floridian Coffintexts that arrives just a few weeks after its predecessor,
PRENDIDA, an INVT solo record. Both are beastly, though Prendida was loopy where Media Noche is sprawling and adventurous. "CUERPO," for example, starts as full-on techno, but around the halfway mark pounding syncopated notes appear, taking over on the next track, "ASANDO." INVT and Coffintexts keep up a consistent flow even as they power through different genres: the electro-inspired "ENSENDI" gives way to breakbeat techno on "HUMO" before moving onto gritty footwork with "FANTASTICA ." And the LP ends with its most intense track, "PURO LOCURA," with thrashing kicks and warped synths lending it a hardstyle flavour. It's like the trio drew out a basic roadmap of where they wanted to begin and end, and then connected the dots with pure instinct.
The group prefer an open-ended approach over linear arrangements—like the way the syncopated snares and claps sometimes break or interrupt melodic leads—but their music never feels herky-jerky. By the same token, their music inhabits the upper range of the tempo spectrum, from 140 to 160 BPM, but hardly comes off as rushed or even particularly fast. INVT and Coffintexts balance the blistering pace of MEDIA NOCHE with experimental touches that create intrigue and curiosity for what might come next—a ghostly synth here, a glitched-out synth or vocal snippet there. These touches add a glazed, dazed gloss to what otherwise might come off as fiery compositions. This almost improvisatory approach to composition matches INVT's prolific output. On average, the duo put out one album every month, with two this April alone. This record is barely a month old and INVT are already promoting their next release, which is set to be another jolt of highly texturized club music that showcases their genre-bending ways already on display on MEDIA NOCHE.