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After the stripped-down, organic acoustics of 2006's Son, Un Dia marks another shift for Juana Molina, who's now on album number five. For this one she makes more of a feature out of rhythm, aiming to "bring it to the front, like a hidden layer in Photoshop." This new focus is apparent from the very beginning of the record, on a title track that dissolves Molina's voice into a mainframe of electronically ordered beats and jolting instrumentation. Even on the relatively sedate 'Vive Solo' Molina's acoustic guitar strings are plucked with a militaristic punctuality while backing vocals plot out counter-rhythms. This is executed especially well on the queasy and quite brilliant 'Quien', a strange, disorderly song that only just seems to hang together. Molina's vocals jostle for space and mimic the froggy whirring of the synthesizers, filling out the mix, and rendering an interesting and symbiotic fusion of woman and machine. Adventurous and experimental, Un Dia is a most welcome return for the Argentinean songstress.