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Grimes: Halfaxa (Arbutus Records)

Mike Diver, bbc.co.uk, 2010

ON A CURSORY listen it seems Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, creates the kind of ethereal gloom-scapes that have served Zola Jesus well thus far. But closer inspection reveals the Montreal musician doesn't seem concerned with typical forms, allowing her arrangements to dance dizzy in a manner quite removed from anything else bubbling forth from the blogosphere of late. 

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