Jesca Hoop is utterly original. Captivating, funky and strangely mystical, listening to Kismet is like taking a walk through a Tim Burton-influenced enchanted forest. Each track is perfectly unique and distinct, yet each melds seamlessly with the next.
Though her voice is so pure and shockingly versatile that a reasonable comparison is nearly impossible to draw, there's something vaguely Elizabeth Fraser about her abstract approach to songwriting and lyrics, yet her clear, crisp, decipherable vocal stylings suggest something more direct.
I'd say Tori Amos, but Hoop is not nearly so hard-edged. I'd go with Imogen Heap, but Hoop is much more original and focused. She's ... well, she's unlike anything I've ever heard, but I've had the album on repeat since the day I bought it. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.