Her new album Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing is a spellbinding collection of songs that
dangle like protective magic talismans, catching dreams and glinting light. Valazza
hypnotises listeners with a solid, gentle voice, on painterly songs about independence of
spirit. Her band builds hallucinatory landscapes behind her as she works through
unidentifiable emotions with unmistakable artistic gifts.
If Country and Western music are the traditional homestead on the plain, Valazza is the wild
horse running free in the steppe. There is an independence of mind and spirit about her
music, and she’s managed to flesh that out on Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing, with lucid
songs full of languorous characters, haunting the hallucinatory landscapes her band creates.
Like a wild horse Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing is distant, untouchable power; graceful,
glorious, then gone.