“Are you ready for the sky?”
“No weapons beyond this point.”
Some Underworld records sound like they were made for dark, inside spaces. And some… some don’t.
Like the first wisps of daylight breaking the horizon, Toluca Stars is vast and wide-open, a place where a beautifully minimal vocal floats on a gentle, persuasive pulse before giving way to a poetry that speaks of odd days ahead.
“We started writing Toluca Stars in Mexico, in a hotel on the outskirts of the City of Toluca. It struck us as being odd and a bit stark, but everyone working in the place had this upbeat energy and we ended up writing some of our favourite tracks there. Looking back we always say we wish we’d had someone filming us, to show you the scenes on the streets outside, things I’ve never seen in my life – surreal and at the same time heartbreaking.” – Karl