"An imaginative display of fine musicianship, potent vocals and heartfelt lyrics, talent like hers doesn't exactly come around too often."
"It’s music that would accompany an acid trip as well as a late night grill out."
"Her music sounds like the union of Nick Cave with Patti Smith & City and Colour deep in the Canadian forests."
"Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate, Conventus is an incredibly strong offering from front to back."
"No. 8" receives my highest rating of 5*****. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed. Another Treasure of an Album from a Truly Canadian Treasure..."
“The k.d. lang influence is especially evident on “Drift Away,” “Only One,” the melancholy “Paint” and the title track “No. 8.” Much like Lang, Braun knows how to be rootsy and jazzy at the same time. “Drift Away” is an example of a singer/songwriter maintaining her folk-rock/adult alternative/roots rock orientation while offering some acknowledgement to hip-hop.”
"Over the course of her eight albums local songwriter Braun has developed exceptionally sharp lyricism, fluid vocals and a way with a driving melody. Case in point, the single "Drift Away" from her new CD."
“Norine Braun- Evolution of The Blood Star I love Norine Braun...I would bake her a thousand cakes for but a single 'yeah'.”
“This CD (Evolution of the Blood Star), was a real surprise. Norine’s voice is low and sexy in the best Dusty Springfiled tradition. This is most interesting and eclectic release I have heard in a long time.”