Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “Hedera” – Isaac Vallentin

reviewed by Laura Stanley Isaac Vallentin describes Hedera as “a near 40-minute torrent of texture and colour, both balanced and chaotic, simultaneously empty and overflowing.” This ambitious description of a recording is usually one that I would be quick to … Continue reading

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Review – “Fooled by the Fun” – Katie Moore

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis For her fourth album, Montreal artist Katie Moore stripped down the recording process. Getting by with one or two takes—and adding in the arrangements after—she partially withdrew to her family home and Mixart Studio to assemble … Continue reading

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Review – “TORCH” – Gold & Shadow

reviewed by Chris Matei Nanaimo, BC is a small town on a big island, perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific: the sweeping water and forest, the shifting calms and energies, bright days and crashing storms that mark this vista … Continue reading

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Review – “Tangerine and Blue” – Darrelle London

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis Usually an endorsement from Perez Hilton would be a good indication to stay away—but when it comes to Toronto’s Darrelle London the gossip magnate (and recent Toronto theatre lead) might have finally exercised some good judgment. … Continue reading

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Review – “Rough Master” – Mauno

reviewed by Laura Stanley We’ve been following Nick Everett ever since he impressed us in 2011 when he teamed up with fellow Halgonians Poplar Pines for the split album Rocky Top and he’s kept us hooting with joy ever since. … Continue reading

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Review – “Poison Season” – Destroyer

reviewed by Jack Derricourt “Oh shit here comes the sun,” Destroyer proclaims on his new album Poison Season. I feel the absence of that sentiment already, as if the last flickers of scorching, abrasive heat leave me colder than impending … Continue reading

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Review – “Names” – Thee Ahs

reviewed by Chris Matei Vancouver’s Thee Ahs call themselves “black bubblegum pop” – and, much like my favourite imported Japanese candy, Black Black chewing gum, their latest LP, Names, is refreshing, sharp, and boasts a hell of a caffeinated kick. … Continue reading

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