MP3: Matilda Manzana - "Hojarazca"

Is it possible to sound more fragile than jj or Prehistoricos? Apparently, you can, or at least that’s the realization you make when listening to up-and-coming light-folk act Matilda Manzana. This is the solo project of Oscar Rodriguez, a young kid from Mexico City who accurately describes what he’s doing as “a type of sonorous movement”, where he is the dreamer, and the manipulator. Like some of the brassy songs by Atlas Sound or Balún, “Hojarazca” is a timid song, but beneath all that apprehension is love song on its way to finding strength. His music is beautifully delicate and quite naïve, yet Rodriguez’s symphonic abilities and responsiveness carry him from the naïve, to the sublime.