No Era Sólida
The title of Lucrecia Dalt’s No Era Sólida translates as “it was not solid”—a fitting image for an artist who trained as a geologist but whose experimental music often sounds like a series of transformations from liquid to gas and back again. The Colombian musician started out in the 2000s making increasingly avant-leaning electro-pop as Lucrecia, then took a hard left for 2018’s vaporous Anticlines; on No Era Sólida, she gives her typically wispy electronic sound an unusually haunted cast, as though channeling frequencies from the beyond. Occasionally, she’ll intone eerie, chanted vocals (“Disuelta”) or flirt with industrially tinged post-punk (“Endiendo”); at its spookiest, as in the creepy backmasked voices and low-decibel rattle of “Espesa,” you could swear that she’d caught actual traces of ghosts on tape. Somewhere between the suggestive hush of ASMR and the pin-drop dread of a séance, it’s a spell-binding record that will leave the hairs on your neck standing on end.