Gabriella Cohen is yet another top player in the folk-grunge-slacker-singer-songwriter team. Hailing from Brisbane and with a past as a lead singer in a band, Cohen is now debuting as a solo artist with an album described as “the product of ten days and two microphones” and a reflection on relationships and heartbreaks.
The first name to come to mind listening to ‘Full Closure and No Details’’s 10 tracks is yet again Angel Olsen (particularly her ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ era) with outstanding guitars serving as the mainstay of the album, reaching their best in the instrumental ‘Dream Song’. At times, Cohen adds touches of psychedelia to enrich her sound, too, while ‘Piano Song’ stays loyal to its title revealing a great piano-driven ballad. ‘Feelin’ Fine’ is then an interesting pop song with a vocoder filtered voice and the end of ‘This Could Be Love’ consists of a choir of mooing and meowing – literally pet sounds.
There’s nothing particularly new or innovative in Gabriella Cohen’s music (except for the singing cats, perhaps), but it’s still very enjoyable.