Gabriella Cohen

Full Closure and No Details

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Full Closure and No Details is the first solo full-length by Melbourne, Australia's Gabriella Cohen, who previously performed in a shambolic garage pop duo called the Furrs. Her solo material isn't quite as loud or raucous, but it's still dreamy and soaked in fuzz. She sings in a hazy, casual drawl similar to Kurt Vile or Mac DeMarco, but there's a bit more of a rasp to her voice. Her lyrics reflect on busted relationships and seem to balance feelings of heartache and uneasiness with a carefree, "que sera sera" outlook. Musically, the songs are all over the map. "Beaches" appropriately has a lazy summer sway to it, while "Sever the Walls" sounds like a druggy, distorted mutation of '50s rock & roll. "Yesterday" is doused in extremely trippy vocal effects, which are somehow even more shoegazey than the guitars. After the haunting late-night waltz of "Piano Song," "Feelin' Fine" blends more '50s pop with cold, robotic processed vocals. "Downtown" is Cohen at her most dejected, pleading to her summer love over a slow doo wop/blues-influenced rhythm. Following the drifting guitar instrumental "Dream Song" is a slow, drunk singalong called "This Could Be Love," which ends with a chorus of cheering and animal calls. Final song "Alien Anthem" is angular, sludgy, and playful, with a sugary chorus and a fake ending. Full Closure and No Details is messy and not entirely focused, but it possesses charm and character, and points to greater things ahead from Cohen.

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