Mexican duo Lorelle Meets the Obsolete return with their fourth album, Balance. Nine songs of complex synthetic and analog fusion recorded by the band at their home studio, before being mixed by Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas) at MINBAL in Chicago and mastered in Melbourne by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring). Following 2014's critically acclaimed Chambers (SCR 065CD/LP), the duo of Lorena Quintanilla and Alberto González returned to their home city of Ensenada to relax and refine their sound. "We were able to fully focus on the music," explains Lorena, "living in a quiet part of town and without a day job stealing energy from us, we had enough mental space to act merely as conductors or tools for the songs to unfold freely." "We had reached a good state of emotional and physical strength when we finally decided to record the new album," continues Alberto. "It was an opportunity to set aside personal and general preoccupations in order to explore and enjoy every path the process of the album would take us down." The title track, blows away the layers of dusty psych from the previous album for a sparse sound, embellished with new-wave keyboards similar to one's on early Magazine albums. "The Sound Of All Things" is a mini-epic; first single "La Distinción" is a driving drone-rocker with a surprisingly soulful chorus and breakdown. "Spanish and English are intertwined in most of the lyrics and song titles and the album title also works the same way in both languages," says Alberto. "In fact, there's some kind of duality throughout the album. Most of the songs are second versions of the original idea, like refuting arguments in a dialogue." He goes on to point out the songs "Waves Over Shadows" and "Waves Under Shadows" - both having discordant motifs and sounds repeating and twisting themselves inside out - as an obvious example of this. Alberto says that the inspiration was Lynchian: "In some song structures we also experimented with reverse as a backbone element, similar to 'The Man From Another Place' character in Twin Peaks." Henry Rollins on the album: "Balance lives up to it's name by achieving a balance between fuzz and clarity, nuance and throttle. The mix utilizes the brilliance of the component parts of each song, with a subtlety and dexterity that is not nearly as frequent in the albums that came before."