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Junior Boys – Big Black Coat & Jessy Lanza – Oh No: Comparative Album Reviews

Following Junior Boys’ world tour for their 2011 record, It’s All True, Jeremy Greenspan was exhausted, burnt out, and questioning everything. Looking for something fresh and exciting to put his energy into — and without the weight of baggage or expectations — Greenspan and his creative burnout led him to working with fellow Hamilton, Ontario...Read...
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Austra – Habitat Music Video (w/ Katie Stelmanis Interview)

Directed by Matt Lambert, Austra’s music video for “Habitat” weaves together three tales of human connection into one beautifully-lit cinematic narrative. Set in motel rooms that have been transformed into flowery love chambers, “Habitat” is a departure from Lambert’s more sexually-charged works, but maintains a strong focus on casting and persona; with a deliberate eye,...Read...
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Owen Pallett – In Conflict Album Review (Domino, 2014)

Pallett takes a deft touch with pastiche; he also syncretizes the academy and the new-music frontier, combining traditional classical instrumentation and the ever-expanding field of synthesizer technology. This meeting-of-minds hearkens back to disco without In Conflict being disco. The strings are made disco classy, a way to get suburbanites into their Saturday night finery and...
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