ALBUM REVIEW: Juana Molina, ‘Wed 21’

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Juana Molina’s strategy is unwavering and deceptively simple: She immediately establishes a brief ostinato (usually with bass, sometimes with guitar) that loops, unchanged, ad infinitum and then she commences stacking, shuffling layers of vocals and warm, mangled electronic tidbits in and out of the mix so that the listener’s always hearing something the same but different. It’s a bit like the Residents playing Stereolab, and “Wed 21” casts an entrancing spell ... up to a point.

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