Album reviews: Juana Molina, Penguin Café and Kweku Collins

Album reviews: Juana Molina, Penguin Café and Kweku Collins

Juana Molina Halo (Crammed Discs) Starting with her enchanting Segundo album, Juana Molina has cultivated such an indelible style that it might seem confusing if she deviated. Her music comprises repetitive acoustic guitar patterns, wavery keyboard tones, rubbery bass figures and rhythm tracks from homemade sources like hand claps and ticking clocks—and then, there’s Molina’s […]

Breakers plays a record release show for In Search of An Exit, which is loosely inspired by an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” Photo courtesy of Amy Jackson

Breakers dabbles in the fifth dimension on new album

On a warm Monday evening, the four members of Breakers sit comfortably on wicker couches under a covered porch in Belmont. In the glow of multicolored Christmas lights, they share beers and take turns snuggling Batman, drummer Vicente Arroyo’s dog, clad in a red, yellow and green collar, in their post-practice ritual. It’s where they […]