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Foxes in Ficiton Ontario Gothic

Warren Hildebrand’s second album as Foxes in Fiction packs a remarkable level of emotion into its 30 minutes. Inspired by the painful loss of a younger sibling, Ontario Gothic wraps the Canadian-born artist’s low-fi hymns in endless miles of reverb, cushioning the hurt in layers of soft sound. Again and again, heavenly melodies cut through the fog of sadness: Album highlights like ”Glow (v079),” ”Altars,” ”Shadow’s Song” and the title track are as achingly pretty as anything you’ll hear this year. Lush yet understated string arrangements by Arcade Fire collaborator Owen Pallett help make this a dream you’ll want to get lost in.


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