“Rather than make a mariachi record, [Mariachi El Bronx] aimed to create a mariachi-inspired album. For their third self-titled album, III, the band approached writing from a different direction. They dusted off old sequencers, synths, and a harp and began to create soundscapes they would track their music against – hammering and bending parts against each other in order to create a harmonious environment. Energized by this fusion of traditional melodies and modern ambiance, Mariachi El Bronx decided to follow the imaginary rabbit down its hole and embrace the sonic mash. In an attempt to unveil even more about their creative writing and recording process, the band collaborated with director/photographer Brantely Gutierrez and SONOS on a video series that explains the making of the album and features acoustic performances of tracks.”
Check out one of the pieces from the series below!