"acts of rebellion"
Colombian musician Gabriela Jimeno, known as Ela Minus, released her debut album, "acts of rebellion," on Oct. 23. The album is a call to fight, to live, to be present. It's a record of small details and grand gestures, a manifesto of simplicity, a record brimming with life.
Self-made and punk in spirit, Minus puts her own spin on traditional electronic music. As a self-imposed rule, no sound in her work is generated inside a computer. Preferring a human, analog approach, Minus -- who spent years studying how to design and build synthesizers -- only uses hardware to perform, write and record. She cites Kraftwerk and early Daft Punk as inspirations: electronic artists who, in her words, "can exist both inside and outside the club context."
Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo
Fayetteville folk/rock outfit Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo have announced the upcoming re-issue of "Femi-Socialite," available everywhere Dec. 4.
The re-issue features alternate vocal and instrumental performances recorded with Eric Witthans at Homestead Recording in Fayetteville. The record was mixed by the four-time Grammy Award-winning producer Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Wilco, Ween, Weezer) and mastered by the critically acclaimed audio engineer Joe Gastwirt (Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, Yes), and features new artwork and design by Tiffany Willis Bryson (Offbeat and Whimsical).
With not enough live music to fill a weekly listing, this spot will be filled by news and reviews of new albums, both local and national. Send information about your new releases to Jocelyn Murphy at [email protected]