Nearly four years removed from her Wed 21 LP, Argentina's Juana Molina has lifted the curtain on the details behind her seventh album. Titled Halo, Molina's latest work arrives on May 5 through Crammed Discs.
Twelve tracks in length, Halo was recorded in Molina's home studio outside of Buenos Aires and at Sonic Ranch Studio in Texas. Backing her musically are live bandmates Odin Schwartz and Diego Lopez de Arcaute, in addition to Eduardo Bergallo. Deerhoof's John Dieterich is also featured on the record.
A press release notes that Halo's 12 tracks are "abound with hypnotic rhythms which seem to draw their energy from immemorial rituals; with timbral explorations and ever-changing soundscapes; with mysterious lyrics often touching on witchcraft, premonition and dreams, always used as metaphors for emotional states; with voices which sometimes move away from word and meaning to be reduced to abstract phonemes and onomatopoeia."