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Stefana Fratila
Like most bloggers, I can occasionally be prone to journalistic hyperbole. Still, I don’t think it’s too much of an exaggeration to say that Stefana Fratila is one of the most unique artists I’ve ever encountered. Her music is downright bizarre, ranging from soft ukulele ballads to quirky electro noodling, and this weirdness is intensified by her ultra lo-fi home recording techniques.

Case in point: “Steady,” a brand new track recorded during the final days of 2009. Static rustles in the background as Fratila plays a plunky kalimba riff, offering free-association lyrics in a childlike wail that recalls Joanna Newsom at her most esoteric.

I interviewed Fratila for the Georgia Straight, and spoke with her about her favourite records in BeatRoute.

MP3: “Steady”
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  1. gerald
    Posted January 11, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Y’all heard cyclo-flo’s songs at
    Got his mixtape online at
    He’s really sick. You believe Nigerians could flow like that?

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