- SPIN Rating:6 of 10
On her debut album, Kira Lynn Cain's vocals are more felt than heard among slumbering rhythms, decadent strings, piano, organ, and delicate acoustic guitar. The dreamscapes alternate between early-'70s French pop (see Françoise Hardy's La Question) and incidental music for a film to be named later. Lap steel sets a Western mood ("The Strange Light"), while repetitive guitar patterns and obscuring reverb ("The Lone") marry Mazzy Star to the ice-capped solemnity of Sigur Rós. Haunting, but maybe next time Cain should include a dose of NoDoz.