Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Melingo, Linyera

Argentianian songwriter-singer-instrumentalist Daniel Melingo takes traditional Argentianian song and more-or-less turns it on its head. His album Linyera (World Village) gives your ears a cabaret-tango-cum-expansive music of dramatic impact and unexpected twists. So that suddenly you think Pink Floyd may have had a reincarnation of sorts, but no not exactly. It is beyond classification.

There is a pre-rock feeling to his music that manages to sound old-school while also projecting a new take on Weil's theater music and a contemporary quality. Then it can get downright psychedelic.

I honestly don't know what to make of this guy. I've been listening with interest. You may like this a lot or you may hate it. I cannot say what you'll think. Avant crooning? Composer-iconoclast? Argentinian post-post.

Oh and he apparently plays the electric guitar--nicely here and there in an atmospheric way.

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