The Bride of Dynamite CD (2006, Gnomonsong Records)
Rio En Medio's debut album of 2006, "The Bride of Dynamite" is an intricate collage of layered vocals, delicately plucked ukulele, ghostly samples and gritty, deconstructed electronics. It features texts lifted from sources as disparate as William Blake, Paul Eluard, John Ashbery and a 1920s Baghdad travelogue. The songwriting is rarely autobiographical, yet it maintains a very personal tone. In the words of Danielle Stech Homsy (the artist behind Rio En Medio), it is "music that wants to listen as much as be heard." Special touches were contributed to some tunes by Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Sierra Casady (CocoRosie), Tim Fite and David Coulter, among others.