Santiago Fradejas’ latest release features him on electric guitar, with some effects, and he ends up making a sonic world which envelops you straightaway. For an experimental record, this one almost qualifies as pleasant listening, though there is always an element of tension and danger to each of his compositions. Seminal.
I’ve had the pleasure of following Selen Gülün’s work for about five years now, and her albums keep getting more and more interesting. Many Faces sounds like a work straddling the line between music, theater and painting. The sounds are delicate, graceful, but never sappy. The vocals are crisp and sharp, with no feeling of wasted motion. It’s a beautiful album.
I only have one gripe – I would love to see all of her back catalog become available digitally, at least, through Bandcamp and, if possible, to see these all come out on vinyl. It’s a selfish wish, of course, because I find her music is suited best to the audiophile world, but one can dream.