After a post-Klein-radio-show break, I'm going to get back to this old blog thing. Before I start adding any original content, check out the latest post from NPR jazz blogger Patrick Jarenwattananon, which breaks down the similarities between Klein and indie-superstars Dirty Projectors. Darcy James Argue was the first to suggest that Klein and the Dirty Projectors should share a double bill (it may have even been first suggested by him to me in one our lengthy unreleased interviews), but NPR's Jarenwattananon provides the evidence to prove DJA's hypothesis. A taste:
I contend the two bodies of work converge at more than a superficial level...Perhaps the most salient of the connections between Klein and Longstreth is their penchant for hockets, the old device where two or more voices alternate to form a single melody line. You see it especially in Dirty Projectors songs like "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (deep within the song), or as an important part of Guillermo Klein charts like "La Última" or "Miula" (the end section).