As a child, she remembers putting on her headphones and disappearing into the music of David Bowie and Love and Rockets, and later in college, Cocteau Twins, Spiritualized, and the London Suede for hours at a time. Today her disparate influences also range from ambient, Hindu kirtan, dance, Arabian, and Turkish music to classical to Brazilian jazz as well. “I’ve known that I was destined to be a guitarist since I was five years old, watching MTV in the 80’s” Wyland reflects. While her obsession with pedals and effects was born from her early love of rock music, as she matured these tools allowed her to express deeper parts of her inner psyche/sanctuary. “Music is an escape, a vacation from distractions,” she says. These otherworldly constructs became the framework around which her lush, cinematic improvisations were created, falling somewhere between PJ Harvey and Philip Glass.
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