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Sasami
Alice Baxley

Music Pick: Sasami

You might remember Sasami Ashworth from when she used to add synthesizer and unusual musical embellishments during her time as a member of Cherry Glazerr. On her new solo album, Sasami, the local singer reveals other layers of herself. She duets with Devendra Banhart on "Free," a gentle song in which their mournful voices murmur together with a somberly restrained introspection. The record ranges from the similarly low-key soft pop of "I Was a Window" and "Pacify My Heart" to more jangling slices of indie rock such as "Not the Time." Other tracks, such as "At Hollywood" and "Jealousy," are steeped in a watery veneer of art-pop, whereas the aptly titled "Adult Contemporary" is a glassy-eyed folk interlude in which Sasami coos mysteriously about "a darkness you can sell."

The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Wed., April 3, 8:30 p.m.; $15. (213) 413-8200, spacelandpresents.com.

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