CMU Approved

Approved: Grimes

By | Published on Tuesday 10 January 2012


Since 2010, Montreal-based musician Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, has released two acclaimed albums, 2010’s ‘Geidi Primes’ and 2011’s ‘Halfaxa’. For her third, ‘Visions’, due for release on 12 Mar, she’s signed a new deal with 4AD outside her native Canada (where she will continue to release through Arbutus Records), which should bring her the wider attention she so rightly deserves.

Last year’s split EP with D’eon, ‘Darkbloom’ saw Boucher move away from the lo-fi production of her early releases and towards more defined sounds with tracks like ‘Vanessa’. ‘Visions’ continues this trend, but without laying so much sheen on her music as to lose the otherworldly charm that attracted many to her in the first place.

The album’s first single, ‘Genesis’, which is available as a free download via the widget below, gives a good idea of what to expect from the rest of the record’s other twelve tracks (which include a collaboration with another CMU approved artist, Doldrums): staccato drum machine beats, bouncing synths and abstract vocals.