by: Intocable

The Tejano group Intocable has lived up its name (which translates into English as "untouchable") through its ability to skillfully and seamlessly blend various musical styles into one hearty and unique concoction. The band, founded in Texas by Ricardo Munoz and Rene Martinez, incorporates subtle elements of pop from both sides of the border into its traditional Norteno mix. The group is as comfortable in a rousing dance tune as with a swooning romantic number, and its dynamic aesthetic has afforded Intocable an audience beyond the usual Tejano/Norteno fans. DIEZ marks the 10th anniversary of the band in an intriguing manner, presenting an album of all-new material alongside another disc of mostly older songs covered by others in a pop/rock vein. The disc by Intocable features the elevated fare fans have become accustomed to, including the sublimely beautiful sweet "Soledad (Siento Morir)" and catchy single "Aire." The bonus disc includes a breathy version of "Fuerte No Soy" by Pepe Aguilar, as well as harder-edged renditions, including Volovan's version of "Ya Ves." Overall, DIEZ is a fascinating set from one of the most unpredictable bands in the Tejano vein.

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