Not much is known about this Mexican virtuoso who hails from Guadalajara, other than that José Carlos Pesina Siller goes under three pseudonyms Pesina Siller, Pepepe and his newest and greatest alias Los Amparito. Siller has been making music since 2007, but I reckon he’s only now hitting his stride.
Like a Mexican version of Animal Collective, this one-man band makes music for people who need to move, dance and philosophize at the same time. Although he has remixed Animal Collective, Los Amparito seems to identify with the anarchistic music culture we now live in, taking in elements from all the different trashcans of popular culture. Maybe a post-Animal Collective/Pitchfork mosaic if you will.
This will be definitely one of the big names on everyone’s lips in 2010. When I first heard his featured SXSW track, ”Por Medio De La Lectura”, I honestly had to make sure I wasn’t listening to The Books, El Guincho or even The Avalanches. Just a trippy and enlightening journey into the wide-open vistas of Mexico.
How can such a talent go so unnoticed? What a crime.
Under Pepepe he was giving his albums away for free for gods sake! But under Los Amparito he has yet to release his debut LP. Of all the three pseudonyms Los Amparito seems to be the most articulate and confident, choosing traditional and psychedelic melodies to fly away on. Amazing tunes like ‘4500 milliones De Anos De Soledad’ really show his strengths and the acid drenched Cajun tune ‘Las Miradas De Magaly’ forces you to take notice.
Check out all three of his MySpace’s and make sure you help out this obscure independent artist, not that he’ll need it soon.
Los Amparito – ‘Por Medio de la Lectura’