Lido Pimienta

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the self-described "Colombian Larry David" and Polaris Prize winner has a fantastic album out this year that does not appear to have gotten enough attention.

Allmusic sez:

Her alluring music is awash with strains of cumbia, porro, synth pop, and soaring electro-orchestral arrangements that mix with sounds of her indigenous Wayuu and Afro-Colombian heritage.

anyway, listen to Miss Colombia, it rules.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

Love Lido and I love that album so much. I'm in awe of her, I've never seen a human fill their days with so much productive activity

DJ Fiona Apple Genius (flamboyant goon tie included), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:47 (two weeks ago) link

I've only seen her perform once and it was as Xenia Rubinos' opener at a half-full Drake Hotel gig in 2016. She was great but it's incredible what she's accomplished in just a few short years since then.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

Yup, she's great.

emil.y, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:55 (two weeks ago) link

+1.. love Miss Colombia. How's the first record?

maf you one two (maffew12), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

It's good but a lot more pared-down and electronics-centric.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah this album is definite top ten of the year for me.

Kind of a “what if Bjork’s Volta was really good??” vibe at times.

Tim F, Thursday, 25 June 2020 19:54 (two weeks ago) link

I'm glad someone else broke the Bjork mention seal because her voice has a similarly, wondrously nimble quality to me

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 25 June 2020 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

tried “Nada” today and loved it

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 25 June 2020 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

curious about the album now

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 25 June 2020 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

xxpost there's also moments on the album where she sort of takes flight vocally in a way that codes as deliberately-excessive ("excessive" not in the sense of being too much, but in the sense of signifying an overload of emotion that kinda spills over the bounds of the song) in a very Bjork or Rickie Lee Jones manner - but I'm reminded of Volta specifically in part because of how that approach then gets combined with very heavy percussive rhythms and lots of use of horns.

Tim F, Friday, 26 June 2020 00:26 (two weeks ago) link

I love this album! Went back and listened to the one before it too, also good but I like the new one's range better.

"Nada" is one of my summer jams.


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