Grimes - Halfaxa download album
Halfaxa is the second studio album by Canadian recording artist Grimes. It was released in Canada on October 5, 2010, by Arbutus Records, and re released in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe in May 2011 by Lo Recordings. The album itself is a cathartic exploration of a space or tone that Grimes has created with influences from medieval music, dark wave, opera, witch house and whale noises. Grimes has grown from her 2010’s debut Geidi Primes with something more bass heavy, dreamy and psychedelic. The name Halfaxa is a warped, Lingua Ignota inspired version of Halifax, a province in Canada.
Halfaxa by Grimes, released 01 April 2016 1. Outer 2. Intor Flowers 3. Weregild 4. Sagrad 5. Dragvandil 6. Devon 7. Dream Fortress 8. World Princess 9. River 10. Swan Song 11. Omega 12. My Sister Says The Saddest Things 13. Hallways 14. Favriel. Got it. + add. album.
Halfaxa is the second studio album by Canadian recording artist Grimes. It was released in Canada on October 5, 2010, by Arbutus Records, and in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe in May 2011 by Lo Recordings. Halfaxa has been described as a goth-pop and witch house release. Grimes has said Halfaxa was created to "evoke the feeling of believing in God in a very Medieval Christian way", and has described it as her "medieval" album. All tracks written by Claire Boucher.
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By: Grimes (2010, Electronic). More albums from Grimes: Geidi Primes by Grimes. Art Angels by Grimes. View all albums . About.
Halfaxa is the sophomore album by the Canadian electro-r&b/synthpop/dream pop artist Grimes. For correct track titles, refer here.
Halfaxa is Grimes at her most mystical. Boucher has referred to it as her "medieval album" in terms of intent and subject matter. She once explained that the record is meant to be an electronic interpretation of Middle Age Christian reverence, an exploration of sensations beyond earthly experience: "I wanted to capture the beauty of being in a beautiful cathedral and hearing reverbed (naturally), devotional, vocal music and really believing in heaven and hell. Offering a deeper sense of Grimes' world, Halfaxa's song titles reference Boucher's diverse intellectual interests.
Grimes wades sometimes prettily and sometimes harsh- and intense-like through the album, succeeding in forming nice contrast; however, she is meanwhile unassured and disengaged throughout Halfaxa, simply drifting around the atmosphere, not quite finding solid footing. Therefore, she is perpetually detached from the music which might be intentional but can be disconcerting - even if unsurprising considering the fascination she has for unearthly spaces.
|A2||Intor / Flowers||2:50|
|B1||World ♥ Princess||4:41|
|B2||† River †||1:57|
|B5||My Sister Says The Saddest Things||4:12|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arbutus Records – 2010
- Copyright (c) – Arbutus Records – 2010
- Composed By, Producer, Illustration – Grimes
- Layout – Jeremy Dabrowski
- Mastered By – Sebastian Cowan
NotesIncludes card with download code. Comes with Hyper-Sticker on Shrinkfoil.
The songs "∆∆∆∆Rasik∆∆∆∆" and "Heartbeats" from the original Halfaxa 2LP are not on this reissue
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 656605530314
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): ABT014-A 15-0216
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): 25398.1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): ABT014-B 15-0216
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): 25398.2
|ABT014||Grimes||Halfaxa (CD, Album)||Arbutus Records||ABT014||USA & Canada||2010|
|none||Grimes||Halfaxa (CDr, Album)||Not On Label||none||Canada||2010|
|ABT014||Grimes||Halfaxa (CD, Album)||Arbutus Records||ABT014||USA, Canada & Europe||2010|
|LCD87||Grimes||Halfaxa (CD, Album, Dig)||Lo Recordings||LCD87||UK & Europe||2011|
|ABT014||Grimes||Halfaxa (CD, Album, RE, Dig)||ARBUTUS RECORDS||ABT014||UK||2016|