Who they are: Based in Mexico, the Guatemalan cellist, singer, and composer finds serene beauty in gritty experimentation.
Why they’re so exciting: Her latest album, 2022’s Se Ve Desde Aquí, marked a major shift, from resplendent warmth adorned with nature sounds to bone-dry austerity: skeletal clockworks of string scrapes, synth whooshes, and hushed vocals that leave room for listeners to get lost in reverie. It’s the type of move that suggests anything is possible for Fratti moving forward. In 2023, she’s planning a global tour starting this summer, along with a new album with Se Ve Desde Aquí collaborator I. La Católica and a record with her experimental group Amor Muere, which includes vocalist Camille Mandoki, ambient producer Concepción Huerta, and violinist Gibrana Cervantes.
The song to listen to right now: “Cada Músculo”
RIYL: Arthur Russell, creaky swing sets, potent Palomas
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