As an artist, the Buenos Aires-based Juana Molina has developed a reputation for a restless experimentalism. In fact, her latest effort, Wed 21 which Crammed Discs Records released a few months ago was written and conceived in Molina’s studio – and the material employs the use of electric guitar, bass, drums and electronics which helps to create a densely layered, intricately nuanced sound that it’s challenging and yet manages to have something of a pop sensibility to it. “Eras,” the first single off the album bore an uncanny resemblance to the Talking Heads in the sense that it’s gloriously odd but with subtle elements of Latin percussion and the breeziness of Brazilian and Argentinian music.
“Sin Guia No,” is densely layered and of course consists of layers of electric guitar, bass, drums and swirling electronics and although it manages to be just as breezy, it manages to convey a sense of modern anxiety and dread, much like Radiohead. It’s an extremely weird and yet compelling song that requires multiple listens but once it draws you in, you’ll notice more upon repeated listens.