My First Trip into Latin Folktronica

Apparently that genre is a thing with Argentinian born singer-songwriter and an actress Juana Molina. Having not heard of Molina before, it’s unknown what differentiates Halo from her previous six albums. Tracks like “Los pies helados,” “Cosoco,” and “Cara de espejo” are upbeat and catchy, but the album’s general demeanor is pretty cloudy. The nearly 57 minutes of echoing vocals and atmospheric instrumentation gets numbing after about 20 minutes. Sift through the cruft, and there are some real gems to be found.

Release Date: 5/5/2017 on Crammed Discs