Valentina González is probably one of Mexico's most intriguing vocalists. A songstress who possesses a beautiful and soulful voice that recalls the mannerisms of Jeff Buckley, Sidsel Endresen or Camille. Her debut album takes Jazz, Gospel, Mexican Folkloric influences and filters them through a minimal polyphonic prism. The result merges the traditional influences into a contemporary sound that is sparse and elegant much like David Sylvian's Secrets of the Beehive or Nico's the Marble Index updated old musical forms into new ones. Singing in both English and Spanish, Valentina takes US across a lush collection of songs that benefit from her exquisite taste and adventurous foray into experimental song crafting. La Valentina is the third release of the Mexican label Verdigris a sub-label of Static Discos.