Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “The Seat” – Duncan Hood

reviewed by Elysse Cloma I always wonder what I am going to hear when I see the word “alternative” in front of any genre that isn’t rock. Montreal-based Duncan Hood is alternative-soul “with bits of R&B and folk”. The project … Continue reading

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Review – “The Fabulist” – Juniperus

reviewed by Michael Thomas Juniperus is yet more proof that the Canadian music scene is an endless well of creativity. This blog has covered plenty of creative albums, sometimes inspired by poetry or other works, but this may be something … Continue reading

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Review – “Die & Carry On” – The Devil’s Half Acre

by Eleni Armenakis  The Devil’s Half Acre couldn’t have chosen a more suitable theme for their third and final album than Die & Carry On. As an album “inspired by beginnings and endings and beginnings again,” there’s a near-morbid finality … Continue reading

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Review – “Blackburn Hall” – Blackburn Hall

reviewed by Elysse Cloma If there’s one thing that I’ve accepted about my transition into adulthood, it’s the never-ending pile of chores that greet me when I arrive home from school or work. Today I cleaned my room, organized some … Continue reading

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Review – “Bedroom Safari” – Arbutus

reviewed by Laura Stanley Is it just me or are a lot of our reviews particularly introspective as of late? Mostly prompted by ambient and electronic sounds and perhaps the fluctuations of one’s mood that comes with the changing seasons, … Continue reading

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Review – “Together Blue” EP – Dragos

reviewed by Anna Alger Downtempo vibes allow the listener to swim in a sea of synths, beats, and atmospheric vocals on Montrealer Dragos Chiriac’s new EP, Together Blue. This is his third solo release as he balances a career as … Continue reading

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Review – “Cold Coast” – Secret Sun

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Maybe it’s the shifting seasons and my renewed interest in bundling up with a hot drink that has me sinking into Secret Sun’s soothing, semi-ambient debut so easily. The ten tracks, pairing Anne-Marie Campbell’s deep and … Continue reading

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Review – “Wakeup Shot EP” – Present Waves

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt The sounds of Present Waves are presence itself: in the newest release by this groovy Toronto tunesmith, guitar scrappy and rich, the emphasis is placed on being here now, not nostalgia, or the swiftly approaching future. … Continue reading

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Review – “Ephemeral” – Rich Aucoin

reviewed by Michael Thomas There is only one logical conclusion to make about Rich Aucoin—he must be a being of pure happiness. How else to explain the “high on life” feeling of his live shows? How else to explain the … Continue reading

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Review – “E P L P” – TEENANGER

reviewed by Elysse C  Just over a year after Singles Don’t $ell, Toronto garage rockers TEENANGER are back at it with an eight-track album, the closest thing to “summer jams” they’ve ever produced. It’s a short, sweet, EP of an LP, … Continue reading

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