Sun 2nd June
At 23, DJ and producer Claire Boucher has already released two full-length albums and the amazing Darkbloom EP in less than two years. Boucher, who records under the name Grimes, emerged from the Montreal DIY loft-space-turned-record label Arbutus. Her GarageBand-assembled assortment of vocal loops, dark beats and twisted effects sound as if they're meant to be enjoyed predominantly at night — or maybe under a single shaft of sunlight that breaks through to the dark corners of a dance floor.
Visions, is Grimes' first for the prominent 4AD label. Its dreamy, psychedelic dance-pop songs beg for the subwoofer to be turned up. Visions reveals Boucher to be a promising young artist and producer with a clear vision. Her work from here on out will be worth close attention.
Reviews for 'Visions'
"An astounding record." The Observer
"You'll have to search long and hard to find a more original and distinctive album this year." Q (4/5)
"Visions gestures skyward and beyond." Pitchfork (8.5 - Best New Music)
"A glitchy shimmering dance record." MOJO (4/5)
"A star is being born." Clash (8/10)
"Easily Ms. Boucher's best work and one of the most impressive albums of the year so far." New York Times