Few musicians can create their own atmosphere with repeated and extended listening–it is a talent that is reserved for the truly special and talented. Marissa Nadler is one of those artists. Well grounded in the folk tradition she extends the music to dark and heavy places to include dream pop and ambient. Her latest album July is a song cycle about one year in her life from breakup to reunion. If Judy Collins and Joan Baez had jointly mentored a talent it might have been Marissa Nadler.