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Behind the 8-Ball: Juana Molina

Argentinian singer Juana Molina‘s music has been likened to “Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier covering Nick Drake, whispering luminous folk tunes amid electronic thickets while acoustic guitars and pianos flicker like votive candles” (Entertainment Weekly). As the headliner of a Saturday, October 22 performance at the Walker (openers will be Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt of The […]

Argentinian singer Juana Molina‘s music has been likened to “Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier covering Nick Drake, whispering luminous folk tunes amid electronic thickets while acoustic guitars and pianos flicker like votive candles” (Entertainment Weekly). As the headliner of a Saturday, October 22 performance at the Walker (openers will be Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt of The Sea and Cake), she participated in our ongoing 8-Ball feature that runs in the print edition of Walker. To hear her music click the link above; to get a better feel for her ideas and influences, read on, with eight more 8-Ball answers:

What is one of the most unexpected influences on your art?

Nature. All the randomness sounds in nature, the smells and shapes.

What have you been listening to lately?

The Animal Collective, Regina Spektor.

What are you obsessing about these days?

Noise.

What’s your comfort food of choice?

Boiled potatoes and avocado.

What is your favorite inanimate object?

A stone, probably.

If you could have any job/career, what would you choose?

If I had to stop doing music, I would like to be a physicist.

What is your advice for young people today?

I think we have always been the same with different disguises.

I’m worried, though, by the fact they – and people in general –are getting so far away of nature and real feelings. I don’t think I like this addiction to chat, cells and internet. To me that’s pretty poor.

I wander if we are going down an endless ladder.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A person!!!

  • Ryan O. Smith says:

    My name is Ryan, I once made a collage in the Star Tribune Art Lab, and pinned it to the wall.

    What have you been listening to lately?

    The unperceivabley silent sounds of braces in a mouth.

    What are you obsessing about these days?

    Braces.

    What’s your comfort food of choice?

    Anything that was once eaten and is now stuck between braces.

    What is your favorite inanimate object?

    BRACES!

    If you could have any job/career, what would you choose?

    Dentist.

    What is your advice for young people today?

    Get braces.

    If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

    Something or someone with braces in it’s faces.

  • Ryan O. Smith says:

    I changed my mind.