The 2007 debut release from Toronto's Katie Stelmanis.
"This debut offering on Blocks from Stelmanis is a defiant mixture of hot and cold, harsh and velvet textures. You're just as likely to be twirled by waltzing synths as you are to be pummelled by moments of pure noise. The album's two constants--rhythmic piano and an exceptional voice--are the rooted fulcrum upon which this tug-of-war balances." - Soundscapes
"Stelmanis has her own take on that otherworldly wailing and whispering that can raise the hairs on the back of your neck." - NOW