Known for her penchant for warped electronics, R&B motifs an absorbing altered vocals, Dominguez’s style tends to veer from style to style on each release, with an experimental edge being the thread that ties them all together. ‘Sentient’ finds her on top form, both on the solo cuts and in her collaborations with friends from across the global experimental circuit.
Latin sounds are a big part of deconstructed music, but Central and South American artists beyond the NAAFI crew don’t often get much press. Uruguayan artist Camila Dominguez, aka Lila Tirando a Violeta, offers an enticing blend of bold, club-ready baile elements and meditative, atmospheric percussion. Her second album, Sentient, released through Canadian label New Motion, spans a vast array of influences, bound by her haunting, dissonant vocals and choppy beats. “Wake Up (Serpiente Reina),” in collaboration with Miami producer Nick León, conjures deep forest spirits with cinematic propensity worthy of Tropical Malady, while “Hell’s Tempo,” featuring Quebecois producer Sayveeyun, is an alert, distorted EBM stomper.
Edition of 30 cassettes and 10 deluxe gold cassettes
released February 17, 2019
Music by Lila Tirando a Violeta
Featuring Nick Leon, PRJCTN, and Lighght
Mastered by Lighght
Photography by Bruno Nogueira
Design by Spencer Booth
Indigold and Malo written by Lila Tirando a Violeta, Nick Leon, PRJCTN, and Lighght
Wet Season and Fortress written by Lila Tirando a Violeta and Lighght
Wake Up written by Lila Tirando a Violeta and Nick Leon
Ethereal written by Lila Tirando a Violeta and PRJCTN
Hell's Tempo written by Lila Tirando a Violeta and Sayveeyun
Lluvia written by Lila Tirando a Violeta, and LW0 with additional production by Matt Montero