kate can wait: Veraniegas (Grimalkin/bandcamp)

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kate can wait: Veraniegas (Grimalkin/bandcamp)

This is certainly something different which we introduce because the artist is interesting, the Grimalkin label out of Virginia is doing good work for various human rights causes related to gender issues, and the songs here are very seductive in both English and Spanish.

Some background then to this acoustic guitar/soft synths album.

The artist is Molly Kate Rodriguez who lives in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and proceeds from the cassette sales – yes, it's on cassette, limited edition vinyl and cheap through bandcamp here -- go to the True Self organisation which supports the local LGBTQIA+ community.

These folksy songs have a breezy quality which belies there sometimes pained subjects and she sings in a range from dark brown (Out of Heaven) through powerful ballads (Somewhere Outside) to pastel shades (Fantasmeo) over picked guitar jangle.

Quite seductive even if the Spanish goes past you.

Worth checking out.

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