Jeanne Added Agora des Arts, Rouyn-Noranda QC, September 5

Jeanne Added Agora des Arts, Rouyn-Noranda QC, September 5
Photo: Kevin Jones
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French jazz cellist-cum-synthpop soldier of love Jeanne Added used her FME set to work through her June-released debut, Be Sensational. Spreading open arms and leading with the title track, with the help of keyboardist Narumi Hérisson and drummer Anne Paceo, Added invited everyone into her world, and everyone accepted.
 
The three proceeded to knock out almost the entirety of the record, only leaving out "Night Shame Pride." As they progressively rolled out her self-proclaimed love letter to humankind, Added and her band turned the old church into a womb of human security, their hope-filled cold-wave suites and post-punk calls to tenderness permeating an atmosphere of gushing hearts and gratitude.