Best sometimes, when influences come tearing off the sleeve in ribbons, to say nothing and just let the artists do the communicating. And on VISSIA's track 'Mountaineer' from her album 'Place Holder' out now on her Hurry Hard label, its the big toothy grinning guitar, the whole horsey mouth of it that is so digable, crazy. But. . . VISSIA is based in Edmonton and I do hear some of that city's '80s cowpunk in her bluesy sneer. Drat I said it.