Ora Cogan's versatile, haunted voice opens up a mystical reality; hallowed, forlorn and full of promise. She combines the intricate guitar picking of Americana with grunge and psychedelic Dreamscapes, drawing comparisons to 70’s folk legend Karen Dalton and Chelsea Wolfe.
Ora became a part of Vancouver’s eclectic music community as at 19, collaborating with a multitude of artists including Frazey Ford, Daniel Lercher and Skeena Reece while a part of Fake Jazz Wednesdays & Her Jazz Noise Collective. She has released six full-length Recordings to date and shared the stage with the likes of Grouper & Hope Sandoval while touring extensively in North America and Europe.
Cogan's forthcoming LP 'Crickets' is set to release later this year, and she's currently touring with her band - Check out her newly added Spring tour dates throughout the U.S. and Canada!
Gorilla Vs. Bear just premiered Ora's lead single The Light, one of "a handful of darkly beautiful and poignant songs"
from the new album.
"Exploring elements of Americana with psychedelic soundscapes, Shadowland shows how her vast potential can be harnessed into one release" – Pure Volume
"The first few seconds of Ora Cogan’s Crystallize EP will fill the hole Fleet Foxes left behind, but with a new twist. This artist has an extremely unique voice that soothes as it provides a soundtrack for adventure." - CMJ
"The unsettling organ drone and circular acoustic-guitar tension of “Ground and Grave” evoke a feminine take on the cinematic folk-noir feel of Timber Timbre, while “Repatterning” could easily pass for a lost Wolfe track, circa Pain Is Beauty, were it not for the smoky Angel Olsen–like timbre of Cogan’s gripping voice." - The Georgia Straight
“Cogan’s songs are beguiling enough to support a bare bones guitar and vocal approach, but here she has surrounded herself with a small group of sympathetic musicians. The full ensemble performances are inspired…. Cogan’s drawl evokes the tone of Karen Dalton and the technique of John Martyn.” - The Wire
"This gorgeous woman opened one of our West Coast shows. This is a great record, so glad she found us." - Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions via Brooklyn Vegan
“Cogan has managed to put her musical finger onto something strange and surreal.” - The Vancouver Sun
“Local songstress steps up to the big leagues with a stunning album of textured, hazey folk, perfect for cold Vancouver nights.” – Scout Magazine
“Time apart from reality is hard to come by.
However, if you manage, separating one’s self from the rush of worldwide goings on can yield some truly revelatory perspective. On her latest album, The Quarry, Vancouver singer-songwriter Ora Cogan finds autonomy and uses it to project moments of her life into sonic fantasy.” - Discorder Magazine