Author Archives: Michael Thomas

About Michael Thomas

Hey, I'm Michael Thomas and I am the founder of Grayowl Point.

Review – “Peoples EP” – Brett Wildeman

reviewed by Michael Thomas Canadian acts have a particular penchant for creating recordings about people in general. Violent Kin did it, an album about how people aren’t connecting the same way with technology. The Burning Hell did it, with each song … Continue reading

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Review – “Avalanche” – Kalle Mattson

reviewed by Michael Thomas Kalle Mattson is not shy about his ambition. After 2013’s stellar Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold, he could have rested on his laurels, so to speak, and continue on with his tried-and-true folk sound. But just … Continue reading

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Rachael Cardiello and Delta Will @ The Dakota

reviewed by Michael Thomas For some reason Toronto was bursting with excellent music choices on Wednesday night. Among many choices, I headed to the Dakota Tavern for a solid double bill. Starting off the night was Delta Will, a very … Continue reading

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Review – “The Black Pits EP” – Jom Comyn

reviewed by Michael Thomas Jom Comyn has spent a lot of time in the darkness lately. On Jim Cuming’s last album, he was In the Dark, and now he’s visiting The Black Pits on his new EP. It’s as though Cuming feels at … Continue reading

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Review – “String of Dreams” – Scott Nicks

reviewed by Michael Thomas Scott Nicks, if he wanted to, probably could have categorized his latest album—almost five years since his last—as dream pop. If he decided to go in that direction, he would be one of the few artists … Continue reading

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Premiere: Kieran Blake – ‘Cloud None’

What is the opposite of feeling happily in love? Perhaps it’s being on Cloud None, the latest from Montreal’s Kieran Blake. He’s previously impressed us with What Vicious Glow, and on this new album he rolls out some more mournful love songs … Continue reading

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Review – “Catalyst” – Artifiseer

reviewed by Michael Thomas The evolution of Artifiseer has been more than apparent as Ian Livingstone releases more and more recordings. But his recordings up until now have often come with a preface—they’re filled with songs Livingstone decided not to … Continue reading

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