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RE: AMAZING LIVE LOOPING SHOW: Argentina's Juan Molina in SF

Just watched her on Youtube while "working" ( yeah, right) WOW --She really is amazing! And that was just on 'tv'.

> From: looppool@cruzio.com
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: AMAZING LIVE LOOPING SHOW: Argentina's Juan Molina in SF
> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 05:47:32 -0700
> Because I've produced the big loop fest in Santa Cruz for many years and
> because
> I've been fortunate to play several festivals in other countries over the
> past five years,
> I've had the great fortune to see some of the world's best live loopers do
> their thing
> in front of an audience.
> Tonight, I saw one of the most impressive shows I"ve ever seen a live
> looper play.
> I drove up to San Francisco and saw the Argentine singer/songwriter Juana
> Molina
> play to a sold out house at Yoshi's, SF, the beautiful jazz club on
> Fillmore Street.
> Man, oh man, was it an amazing concert! I felt like jumping up and down
> after watching it.
> This former famous television commediene in Argentina who gave up here life
> to return to music
> was firing on all cylinders.
> Using a very, very sparse setup that included a BOSS RC-50, a Lexicon
> reverb (couldn't tell but it
> looked like an older MXP-500), a Korg O1W synthesizer and a beautiful steel
> string
> acoustic guitar, she had seemless mastery of her looping.
> She also could go from playing almost childlike simple guitar/voice
> compositions with a delightful and
> very childlike voice to incredibly complex polyrhythmic multi-looped parts.
> She also occasionally used really dense timbral loops against very simple
> melodic parts and she also
> used a lot of very, very complex modern and dissonant harmony against, yet
> again, very simple
> and memorable melodies.
> Her rhythm playing was impeccable on both guitar, keyboards and voice.
> She really did beautiful things with backing her voice up with loops that
> were very wet, reverb wise against
> a very dry initial vocal style.
> She did tunes that were so simple as to almost be confounding and then would
> turn around and do a track that
> have up to 10 or 12 loops on top of one another in a cacaphonous but
> beautiful mass of sound.
> She even attemped one song in English............fucked up the lyrics (four
> different times) and had the audience
> shouting them to her (from the poem, The Love Song of Alfred Prusock by TS
> Elliot) and yet
> ended the song with the audience rooting for her and cheering that fact that
> she made it through.
> I have to say I was incredibly impressed............as impressed as I've
> ever been by anybody.
> She's a killer guitarist, a great rhythmatist (and this comes from a bit of
> a rhythm snob here), a
> beautiful and challenging timbralist (her synth designs were modern and edgy
> but always simple)
> and an engaging and frequently humorous performer.
> FIVE STARS on this puppy. Check here out
> Juana Molina

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