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Spring

The fruits of geographical relocation are well-documented. Like Bowie and Iggy's move to Berlin, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Itasca found that the move to New Mexico yielded delicious fruits that eventually coalesced into the form of her new album 'Spring'. It's a testament to the revitalising powers of change and the profound impact that setting can have on the aesthetic sensibility. 
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Itasca
Open To Chance

Kayla Cohen is Itasca is downtempo folk music. Informed by her past life as a drone and noise merchant, the tunes on Open to Chance have a slow and constant bleed, making for a delightfully homogenous listen in the vein of Sibylle Baier's Colour Green. Most importantly, this record affirms Cohen's place as one of modern music's most understated guitarists, her picking patterns so good they're subliminal.
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Itasca
Unmoored By The Wind

'Unmoored By The Wind' is little more than unrelenting tape hiss, understated guitar strums and Kayla Cohen's echoing voice, making it a truly intimate folk record that does away with the world and celebrates isolation. Known for this record as Itasca, Cohen's songs are lethargic, spreading out slowly and wistfully rather than being written around strict verses and choruses. She recalls Sibylle Baier in this sense, and also Jason Molina, for she has the same ability to suspend her music in time -- to make commanding songs that spill over the edges and stay longer than they should.
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