Our favourite Texan Ken made a guestpost for Oh Canada-month about Jorane:
What do you get when you combine the vision of a poet with skills of a classically trained cellist? Allow me the pleasure to introduce you to Jorane Peltier (known simply as 'Jorane') - a thirty-something singer/songwriter/cellist from Quebec.
Comparisons are largely useless, but just to give a point of reference - how about Kate Bush meets Tori Amos...or maybe equal parts Portishead, Madeleine Peyroux, and Camille. Well, regardless of the comparisons you want make, Jorane's music is wonderfully evocative, compelling, lush, exotic, beautiful, experimental, and just plain lovely.
Categorizing her music is not an easy task - Jorane has forged a distinctive sound all her own -- not quite ambient, not quite folk, and not really classical, either. Through the use of her haunting, pixie-like voice and the bewitching style of her cello work, she weaves a sonic dreamscape that will leave you mesmerized and captivated.
Truly, this is the stuff of obsession.
Jorane - Elmita