Molina, Juana / Forfun
Album: Forfun   Collection:General
Artist:Molina, Juana   Added:Nov 2019
Label:Crammed Discs  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-12-24 Pull Date: 2020-02-25
Week Ending: Feb 16 Feb 9 Feb 2 Jan 26 Jan 19 Jan 12 Jan 5 Dec 29
Airplays: 1 4 4 3 2 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 05, 2024: Phone Scam
Paraguaya Punk
4. Feb 06, 2020: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
The Punkish Rat
2. Oct 06, 2021: Music Genealogy (rebroadcast from Feb 4, 2020)
Paraguaya Punk
5. Feb 05, 2020: Organic Fruit Tracks
Paraguaya Punk
3. Feb 09, 2020: Organic Fruit Tracks
Paraguaya Punk
6. Feb 04, 2020: Magnetized Toner
Un Dia Punk

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2019-12-24
ForFun EP is the latest recording by Argentinian multidisciplinary artist Juana Molina. ForFun EP is an amusing departure from her already fascinating work in part because her trademark “bladerunnercore-folk-pop” sound has been revised here using the legacy of punk rock and improvisation to stimulating levels. I’ve never been a big fan of musicians re-recording their old glories but this an effective test, leaving room to wonder what she would do next.

Something else from the press release:
When Juana Molina arrived with her band on the site of the Roskilde festival in July 2018, they found that the airline had misplaced their backline, all they had with them was Juana’s guitar. They decided to go ahead and play a set anyway, using the guitar and instruments which were onstage, i.e. a keyboard and a drum kit. They played a wild set of improvised versions of Juana’s songs, and the fans were delighted to witness such a special show. Since that day, Juana and her bandmates took to including a punkish version of Paraguaya in their live sets. Several months later, Juana and her band recorded Forfun EP, which includes four of Juana’s songs, all re-arranged and performed in that joyful punky mood…

RIYL: Fea, Meelt, Alice Bag, Mujercitas Terror, and Prettiest Eyes.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4

1. (2:01) ***Paraguaya Punk – Fast tempo. Post punk attack - gloomy and vital. Great track. Song ends at 1:48.
2. (3:44) *The Punkish Rat – Medium-up/slow tempo. More funky and jazzy.
3. (4:12) **Un Dia Punk – Medium-up tempo. Grunge punk. Think early 1990s Sub Pop. Cool cut.
4. (2:25) *Vagos Punk – Medium-up/slow tempo. Classic alternative sound. Makes me think of Spanish rock from the mid 1990s.

Track Listing
1. Paraguaya Punk   3. Un Dia Punk
2. The Punkish Rat   4. Vagos Punk