Ciseaux is the most recent endeavor of Victoria, BC artist, Katie Schaan. Melodies swam around her head and danced out her rosebud lips before she was old enough to even know words to speak. That tiny girl lived three years of life before hitting the stage with a tiny cello, and there was no stopping her from music making after that. Ciseaux is inspired by everything from Bach’s Brandenburg concertos, to soulful melodies of the 60’s, to the imaginative indie persuasions of her peers. This is a project evolved from classical training, a love of pop music and an unwillingness to be limited by genre. Ciseaux's debut EP, produced by the illustrious Aidan Knight, will melt your heart and make you want to dance all at the same time.
Ciseaux’s Katie Schaan has graced stages and studios while lending her vocal and cello stylings to other emerging BC artists including Aidan Knight, Vince Vaccaro, and Steph Macpherson. As an operatically trained vocalist, she has also been a soloist with the Victoria Symphony. Her first album “Close To Me”, which was released under her own name, earned five nominations at the 2011 Vancouver Island Music Awards (Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year) and won Album of the Year.
released May 17, 2012
Engineered & Recorded by Aidan Knight
Mixed by Shawn Cole
Mastered by Brock McFarlane
Cello, omnichord, loops, vocals by Katie Schaan
Drums by Johnny Andrews
Pedal Steel by Marc Jenkins
Strings by Dougal McLean
Brass by Julia Wakal, Olivier Clements, Aubrey Kelley, Armando Alvarez
Additional Engineering by Sven Peterson
Art by Spoon & Milk
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