Hospital Lullabies is a companion piece to a movie of the same name directed by Carmen Burguess, and without question this is their most refined and cohesive statement so far. While there is a darkness to some of it (fleshed out by imagery of nightmares, childhood terrors, and the trauma of mental institutions), it is balanced by feelings of romance and optimism and an overwhelming sense of childlike wonder.
Hospital Lullabies has delicate dream-like moments (Vestido), motorik cosmic freakouts (Alien), EBM floor-fillers (Los Problemas del Futuro), avant-garde poetry soundscapes (Cuando una Persona Común), and New Order/OMD-esque electro dance-pop ballads (Detrás de una Flor). That being said, there is a thematic linear thread that ties everything together, and the album really should be approached as a whole rather than a mere collection of songs.
Ultimately, this is a record that could only be made by two people completely and totally in love with one another - two people who have dedicated their lives not only to each other, but also to this music (which they are generous enough to share with the rest of us). So, if this is your first exposure to Mueran Humanos - then welcome! You’re in for something special. If you are a longtime fan, then what are you waiting for?