lorraine leckie is a singer/songwriter from new york city. her newest album 'the raven smiled' was made with the inspiration that followed a european tour. the production is simple; violin, guitar, harmonies, and touches of piano, but the atmosphere lorraine creates is heavy and ominous, with dark mystical overtones.
the singing can go from silvery to abstract and chant-like, and the violin drones, grinds, moans and soars. as much as i dislike doing comparisons, this album reminds me a lot, in terms of sound and themes, of the musical chemistry between nick cave and warren ellis.
get it here.