“You tore apart my insides.”

“Hush” by Cielo Pordomingo | Like nothing happened, right? Let’s get on with it. We’ve written about Cielo Pordomingo three years ago; the Argentinian electronica artist has an interesting approach with sound, a push and pull that plays with opposites to make a united yet dissonant feel. Next month (25 April to be exact) she’ll be releasing her fourth album, Moirai, and the first single off it, “Hush”, is, well, here. It’s the same approach that led us to write about her the first time, only now I’m really attracted to that violin thing, how it flits through and make me feel a little more on edge than I should be. (“The song presents a reality that no longer holds,” the press release says. Yes, yes, yes.) Also, yes, I’ve feel a bit on edge lately, but somehow I’m still enjoying this even if I really should feel aggravated. [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)

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“There is nothing to say. Just escape.”

“Escape” by Cielo Pordomingo | Okay, blog break’s over. Let’s get on with the backlog. First on the inbox today is Cielo Pordomingo, an electronica artist based in Argentina. Her new album, Fugaline, went out a couple of months back and she’s now touring across Latin America. I’m posting the opening track, “Escape”, partly because it has English lyrics – the album is a mix of English- and Spanish-language tracks, inevitably – but mostly because it sets the stage for what I think is a pretty interesting album. Intense bursts of sound on one end, some surprisingly gentle stretches on another – and it all comes together to make a record that’s both claustrophobic and majestic at the same time. Especially when she sings in her native tongue. Or maybe that’s just me. [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)