Women in Music 2016

Siempre Es Hoy

The formidable task of leaving a major rock band for a solo career has been undertaken by Gustavo Cerati, formerly of Soda Stereo, with an adventuresome spirit. Siempre Es Hoy (It's Always Today), Cer

The formidable task of leaving a major rock band for a solo career has been undertaken by Gustavo Cerati, formerly of Soda Stereo, with an adventuresome spirit. Siempre Es Hoy (It's Always Today), Cerati's third solo venture, is a blend of old and new; the sound of a Rhodes intertwined with scratching and loops; '60s melodies on one track, pure ambience on the next. It's an album that keeps the listener guessing—the trumpet that breaks the vamp on "Camuflaje," the discreet rap in "Altar," for example—but there's a common atmospheric thread that oozes relaxation. Siempre is built on multiple sounds, yet all the ingredients work in a cohesive, organic manner, down to the vocals, which Cerati treats like part of the overall instrumentation rather than a solo voice. Siempre is probably way too progressive to ever make it to Latin radio. Of course, for Cerati and Soda Stereo fans, it will be

an asset.—LC