A keen ear for building vocal atmosphere with her own voice or enlisting the talents of back up singers has always been evident since Jane Siberry began recording in 1981 (her talent has attracted people like Brian Eno, who co-produced her 1993 release, to her side). An idiosyncratic singer/songwriter (not unlike fellow Canadian, Mary Margaret O'Hara) who puts herself, her life, into her songs in an endearing way.
As evidenced by the track, 'Hockey', from her 1989 disc, "BOUND BY THE BEAUTY" . Yes, this song looks at the Canadian pastime, but from a personal point of view - a scar on a lover's chin, dogs stealing hockey pucks, breakaways, Jean Beliveau, and the Montreal Riot following the benching of Montreal's most explosive player, Rocket Richard - this song will feel like warm soup to anyone who has spent a Sunday afternoon skating after a puck on a windswept pond.
Here are some mp3 clips off her artist/label site, these are 1:30 seconds in length, just long enough to make you want to hear more.
BOUND BY THE BEAUTY 1989
+ 'Everything Reminds Me of My Dog'
+ 'Bound By The Beauty'
+ 'The Life Is The Red Wagon',
THE WALKING 1987
+ 'The Walking (And Constantly)'
+ 'Red High Heels'