Camila Moreno’s new album, “Mala Madre,” comprises probably her most ambitious venture to date and proves her as one of the most distinctive voices on the Chilean music scene. The music is rooted in folky melodies and arrangements, yet branches in unexpected directions, encompassing noisy rock guitars and trip-hop rhythms to grow into a complex, genre-defying aural environment.
Moreno’s musical partnership with co-producer Tomás Preuss (of Prehistöricos fame) results in a rich, full-bodied sound, sometimes of almost cinematic grandeur. However, the lyrical theme of drowning in the water conveys a darker, unnerving mood that soaks through the music. Imbued with the sounds of nature and Moreno’s intense voice, “Mala Madre” pulsates with vibrant energy, exhibiting a powerful and unique ambience.
Ultimately, Moreno’s fourth full-length record reaffirms the Chilean singer-songwriter’s uncompromising spirit while demonstrating her continuous growth as an artist.
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