“a 19th Century Kate Bush” Bob Mersereau, CBC
Some artists write because there is no other way - because for them the very act of living, searching and tending to their own souls produces music. Renaissance woman Sarah Slean is such an artist. In her distinctive voice we find an entrancing mix of spiritual hunger and old-world whimsicality - in her lyrics, an ever-present longing “reminiscent of Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen” (Time Magazine) - and on Metaphysics, her first recording in 5 years, production nods to Peter Gabriel, Dan Lanois, Tori Amos, Radiohead and yes, Gustav Mahler.
Over the course of her 20 year career, she has made eight albums, starred in short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings, written string quartets, composed for full symphonic ensemble and shared the stage with ten of the country’s leading orchestras.
Metaphysics, featuring string orchestra and the co-production talents of Hawksley Workman, Daniel Romano, Jean Martin and Joshua Van Tassel is slated for release in the Spring of 2017.