Here I go again, with yet some more music from my corner of the world (and you thought it was over already ...
But this time it's a VERY different kind of music. Forget Tango, forget Folk music. This is Juana Molina
She's a difficult artist to classify. See what a review of one of her albums at the No Ripcord
website says about her:
Juana Molina is hard to put into English terms. Maybe if Elvis Costello's daughter had grown up in exile learning music from Fergal Sharkey and Billy Bragg, been a bit-part musician round London in her teenage years, taken to being a bit-part actress in TV comedies to finance guitar lessons, and then almost accidentally become a kind of young Latin American Tracy Ullman, only then to return to music and start recording the kind of aural balm you'd expect from Mira Calix or Múm, then you'd perhaps be getting there. As it is, and as you'll read elsewhere on this site, JM is uniquely Argentine, while producing beautiful, soothing melodies that cross borders like nomads.
You can read the rest of the review here
Video clips from her are not too numerous, but I found this on YouTube:
This is her website: www.juanamolina.com
, where you can listen to (and download!) 8 tracks from three different albums
She's sometimes also compared with Bjork, though she sounds more like Portishead to me (that may be due to my total lack of musical ear, though
). Anyway, listen to her and decide for yourself.