Boomkat Product Review:
The sort of record that gives me goosebumps every time I hear it, 'Segundo' is the much touted European debut from cult Argentinean singer/actress/songwriter Juana Molina. Delicate folksy loveliness is key to this release, illustrated through sweetly sung lullabies with a reflective albeit exotic quality that somehow manages to sound unlike anything else. The dreamy bossa feel is fused with a subtle electronic wraparound and while the vocals do share much in common with singers associated with the sumptuous sounds of Milton Nascimento there is also a windswept link to the folksier reaches of Americana ala Hope Sandoval. Where the electronics are more pronounced even Donna Regina's work comes to mind. Only a handful of tracks stray from the course but that's understandable over the fourteen tracks on display. Simply one to treasure, huge recommendation.