Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Tune-Yards

There’s less than two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Tune-Yards

Official Website

Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

Tune-Yards always screams fun. The duo of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner hadn’t released an album in three years but we can rejoice, for they have a new record on the way. I can feel you creep into my private life is due out in January and they have already teased it with a sparkling single. Bringing their dance-inducing music to TivoliVredenburg on the last day of Le Guess Who?, the festival will undoubtedly close on an explosive high note. We’ve asked Nate what other bands he is looking forward to. Find out his recommendations below!

 

Juana Molina

Official Website

Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

 

Shabazz Palaces

Official Website

Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg

 

Moor Mother

Bandcamp

Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Aquaserge

There’s just over two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Aquaserge

Official Website

Performing Saturday 11th November at EKKO

The wonderful and thrilling musical universe of Toulouse’s experimental pop band Aquaserge sprawls across a number of influences and genres, from pop and 60s/70s rock to free jazz and noise. A supergroup of sorts, with an ever evolving cast of incredible musicians, they’ve released Laisse ça être earlier this year and we love the album to bits. Have a look at their recommendations for the festival, with a few words from the band.

“First of all, it’s very rare, and we are very happy to be invited to play at a festival with such a quality line up. Picking acts was no easy task…”

 

Sun Ra Arkestra

Official Website

Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“for the power of the orchestra, which goes in all directions”

 

Lili Boulanger – ‘Du fond de l’abîme’ performed by Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg

“it’s very rare to be able to listen to her music”

 

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

Official Website

Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk, curated by Perfume Genius

 

Film: Incident at Restigouche

 

Showing Sunday 12th November at Louis Hartlooper Complex, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

 

Juana Molina

Official Website

Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“simply an exceptional artist”

 

Richard Youngs

Facebook Page

Performing Friday 10th November at LE:EN, curated by Grouper

“a collaborator of our friend Makoto Kawabata, a unique guitar sound”

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Juana Molina shares animated video for new single ‘In the Lassa’

Juana Molina - In the LassaJane Bone’s Adventures is the title of the short animated film that accompanies Juana Molina‘s wonderful new single ‘In the Lassa’, taken from her recently released album Halo. Molina unveiled the video in three parts over the last few days, and the whole effort, which unfolds like a video game, is now streaming. Opertura directs. Watch it below.

Halo is out now via Crammed Discs.

Juana Molina unveils video for new single ‘Lentísimo Halo’

Juana Molina - Lentisimo HaloWe’re getting excitingly close to the release of Halo, the new album from Juana Molina, following her 2013 Wed 21. After sharing a marvellous teaser video and the bewitching first single ‘Cosoco’, the Argentinian artist is offering another taste from the upcoming album, the eerily enchanting ‘Lentísimo Halo’. The song comes paired with a stunning short film directed by Mariano Ramis. Speaking about it, Ramis had this to say:

“I wanted the video to be an experience of beauty which illustrates the song, a portrait of the intimacy of Juana’s mind in that beautiful and strange house in which she lives. We shared several ideas, Juana told me something about the way glowing bones are related to the mythical ¨luz mala¨ in the deep night outside the city, I was quite familiar with those stories as a kid, so I connected a lot with that, it was very stimulating process, Robert Wyatt, Juan José Saer, symbolistic painting, structural cinema, there is a little of all that also.

The video is made with a very complex and laborious animation technique (involving an inkjet printer, laser film paper and soy sauce), which provides random accuracy in the detail of each frame. This randomness extracted from meticulousness allowed me to end up believing that what I was doing may make some sense.”

Watch the video below and make sure you grab Halo when it drops on May 5th via Crammed Discs.

In other related good news, and in support of the album, Molina has announced a string of European live dates in June, including a show in London on June 19th at Moth Club. Head over here for all her stops and more info.

Juana Molina previews upcoming album with first single ‘Cosoco’

Photo:  Alejandro Ros

Photo: Alejandro Ros

As we had recently mentioned, and much to our excitement, the ever wonderful and talented Argentinian artist Juana Molina is ready to follow her incredible 2013 album Wed 21, which was one of our 15 Album Picks of the Year. The upcoming album, Halo, sees Molina continue an experimental path. Its twelve tracks “abound with hypnotic rhythms which seem to draw their energy from immemorial rituals;”, describes the album’s accompanying blurb. “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.”

Halo features contributions from her longtime band members Odin Schwartz and Diego Lopez de Arcaute, and Eduardo Bergallo, and also Deerhoof’s John Dieterich who appears in a couple of tracks. The album will see the light of day on May 5th via Crammed Discs and Molina had previously offered a marvellous teaser video. Now the bewitching ‘Cosoco’ has surfaced as the first single from Halo. We’ve been listening to it over and over again. Here it is.