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The Biltmore Cabaret Presents
A Fare-Thee-Well Review with Matthew colin
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The Good In Everyone
Skye Wallace is on a quest to compile stark elements of Canadian landscape and history into a contemporary musical archive. Often drawn from untold stories hidden in plain sight, Skye’s songs are dynamic, gritty, and orchestral, both the melodies and narratives sticking in your head long after listening.
Having toured from coast to coast, focusing especially on the west coast festival circuit (Arts Wells, North Country Fair, Sled Island, Khatsalano!, Edge Of The World), Skye has just released her third full-length studio album. “Living Parts” is Skye’s highly-anticipated album about dead things — though the term “dead things” shouldn’t be taken at face value. In “Living Parts,” Skye exhumes and gives voice to the tiny fragments of hope, desire, and despair that echo in the wake of even the loneliest human lives.
Simultaneously visceral and ethereal, the tracks on “Living Parts” are a collection of strikingly personal portraits of characters at their most vulnerable, exposing the messy, fragile ‘parts’ that make them alive, or, in some cases, not quite alive. By turns reminiscent of the brooding, orchestral musical settings of Sigur Rós and The National, the quirkily evocative harmonics of Alt-J and Bon Iver, and a Canadiana take on the grunge-folk thrash of Neutral Milk Hotel, Against Me!, and The Weakerthans, Living Parts manages to constantly reference its roots while sounding like nothing you’ve heard before.