So I had said that when I have some interesting world music to post, Wednesday will be the day for that business. Today “something good” comes in the form of Juana Molina:
If you read other blogs, you may have heard of Juana Molina – and for good reason. Molina is an Argentinian folk chanteuse who sings very muted, intimate guitar songs with a fascinating underpinning of gentle electronica layers. Everyone compares her to Swede folkster JosÃ© GonzÃ¡lez (check out his cover of The Knife’s Heartbeats), again for good reason.
Her new album Son will be released June 6 in the States (on Domino Records) and sounds very promising from what I have heard. Mellow, hypnotic goodness that will also allow you to brush up on your EspaÃ±ol whilst you listen.
No Seas AntipÃ¡tica – Juana Molina
Micael – Juana Molina
If you visit her website and click on the tall red flower (I know, tricky) there is a section with 6 free downloads, 2 off each of her previous releases.
She is also on tour with JosÃ© GonzÃ¡lez in the coming months, check her out!