'I heard or read once - I can't remember which - that the soul becomes greater and deeper through the living out of the messes and the gaps.......an opening into divinity only made possible by giving up the pursuit of perfection. Following that idea, I aimed simply to write and sing from the heart and let it be. To capture a moment. A sound or thought, however imperfect, and convey that message as truthfully as I possibly could.' SJane Douglass On Ordinary Imperfection Douglass's voice is the centrepiece, lent drama by soft choral arrangements and layered 'Lanoisesque' guitars. Her song-craft is supported by delicately spacious arrangements and production that emphasize her simple messages, her subtle, indelible melodies, and that uniquely expressive voice. On previous recordings, Douglass had elicited comparison to many alt. Country artists, but there's an other-worldly feel to these songs that place her untouched soprano somewhere between Bjork and Hope Sandoval. This artful combination of instrument and voice is the perfect vehicle for the wistful 'Once Upon A Time', the haunting melancholy of 'The Floating Song', and the emphatic story-telling of both 'Waterwall' and 'Cliffs and Sea.' While Douglass admits her musical influences are forever shifting and expanding, and include artists such as Melanie Safka, Jane Birkin and Emmylou Harris, she cites the 'joyous expressive and experimental nature of Daniel Lanois', as 'probably my most inspiring force musically'. Sjane Douglass received her first real attention in 2002, as a member of 'The Other Side', when she contributed 'Something', to the OTIS Foundation's 'Somewhere To Fly' Compilation. Following that, the award-winning release of 'Louisa Mary' in 2003, received positive airplay on both community and ABC radio. Now, with her stunning debut EP, via whispered confidences and hidden moments, SJane Douglass seems set to capture us all with her ethereal music magic.