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Ora Cogan’s Haunting, Ethereal “Crickets” Confronts Environmental Destruction

Ora Cogan

Photo by Stasia Garraway

Crickets, Ora Cogan’s latest album, is deeply personal. Much of the material was written while she was living in isolated regions throughout Canada’s sweeping west coast, before she relocated to Montreal this fall. The landscape in which the songs were developed had a profound impact on the way Cogan viewed the world, and played a key role in her decision to pivot away from writing traditional folk songs (which comprise the bulk of her back catalogue), in favor of a more expansive sound. “I’ve been listening to synth, drone, experimental, and a lot of dance music, too. Not much folk in my world these days,” she says.
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