Ruido Fest: La Ley, Panteon Rococo, Carla Morrison, Silverio, Miranda!, Mexrrissey, Instituto Mexicano del Sonido, and others | Addams/Medill Park | Fairs & Festivals | Chicago Reader
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Carla Morrison

ALFREDO ESTRELLA

Ruido Fest: La Ley, Panteon Rococo, Carla Morrison, Silverio, Miranda!, Mexrrissey, Instituto Mexicano del Sonido, and others 

When: Fri., July 8, 3 p.m. 2016
Price: $49.98 single day, $94.98 two-day pass, $149.98 three-day pass
On last year’s Amor Supremo (Cosmica), Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison delivers a series of Spanish-language meditations on ecstasy, heartbreak, and romantic longing set to cinematic, widescreen arrangements that wash over the listener like an enveloping atmosphere. During her rapturous songs, Morrison repeatedly turns to metaphors about exquisite sensations: her lover’s skin is “brown sugar” and his “kisses taste of pure honey” on “Azucar Moreno,” while on “Yo Vivo Para Ti” she describes skin as velvet. And when she’s been crushed, her descriptions remain extreme and unfettered. On “Devuélvete” she yearns for the return of her partner: “Come back to my skin very soon / You’ve dried me up, I am crazed with thirst.” There’s not much subtlety to her words or music, as soaring melodies and anthemic midtempo grooves are laid on thick for more than an hour. I could use some rhythmic variation and a less demonstrative perspective, but romance rarely pays heed to such practical matters. Morrison performs as part of this year’s three-day Ruido Fest, a massive showcase for current Latino rock music that includes vets like Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Maldita Vecindad, and La Ley, along with younger talent like Natalia Lafourcade, Santa Cecilia, and Le Butcherettes.
— Peter Margasak

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