- Snail Records / Coast to Coast
"Per the Argentine Academia de Folklore, the baguala is the pentatonic 'deep song' (cante jondo) of the northeast countryside, resonant with the nation's sublimated indigenous heritage and a yearning for places, people and things forever and always just out of reach. For twins Laura (cello, voice) and Gianna (clarinet, voice) Caronni, from an intensely musical family, conservatory-trained in Rosario, 'baguala' is an apt metaphor of the sisters' remarkable, entirely original blend of classical, folkloric, theatrical and improvisatory strains from Argentina, Brazil, France (their current domicile), Italy, Spain, and the African continent. Their eclectic lyricism, evocative vocal harmonies and inventive stretching and recombination of cello and clarinet technique reveal a sublime poetic mastery that defies categorisation. The mostly original material also makes room for a bit of reimagined Atahualpa Yupanqui ('Los Ejes de Mi carreta'), Homero Exposito ('Yuyo Verde'), and Alfredo Zitarrosa ('Pollera Azul de Lino'). There is more unassuming passion, beauty and wisdom in these 13 tangos, canciones, chacareras, milongas and a closing baguala than many artists can claim in a lifetime; cased in a smartly illustrated 64-page hardcover booklet with notes in English, Spanish and French."
Michael Stone, fRoots, Feb. 2012