Karina Vismara

Karina Vismara

Photo: Bandcamp

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What would Joni Mitchell sound like covering Nick Drake with Bon Iver’s banjo player and percussionist? Whatever that is, Buenos Aires’ Karina Vismara would smoke ’em. She has a voice, and it’s never caught trying to justify boring guitar playing or any old trick we’ve heard a million times. Vismara’s secret weapon is in her writing, for she knows when to move from haunting coffee-shop fingerpicking folkie to I’m Gonna Bang And Wail On My Guitar And Scream Without Raising My Voice And I Will Devour The Pin That You Can Hear Drop When I Play. She’s that good.

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Mi Amigo Invencible – “Máquina del Tiempo”

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Year: 2015

Album: La Danza de los Principiantes

I am, and will be, in a Radiohead mood for a long time, so Mi Amigo Invencible‘s cozy and glitchy ambiance fits right into my senses right now. La Danza de los Principiantes is the Argentinian group’s sixth LP and features plenty of dreamy tunes similar to “Máquina del Tiempo” (“Time Machine”). The song’s music video is also a very Radiohead-esque; the band’s two singers are layered on top of each other in greenish blue light, slowly swaying and singing something sad. And wait until the drums kick in.

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