“An astounding record.” – The Observer
“A glitchy shimmering dance record.” – MOJO (4/5)
“Visions gestures skyward and beyond.” – Pitchfork (8.5 – Best New Music)
“You’ll have to search long and hard to find a more original and distinctive album this year.” – Q (4/5)
“Fit to burst with bone-bending synths, insistent beats and a sometimes shrill vocal that manages to both charm and unsettle.” – The Guardian (4/5)
“Easily Ms. Boucher’s best work and one of the most impressive albums of the year so far.” – New York Times
“13 perfect moments” – NME (8/10 – Album of the Week)
and locally reviews are starting to pop up also on cheeseontoast, Undertheradar and their interview HERE, Mixitup and Volume magazine…
Grimes’ new record Visions is officially released around the world now, having debuted in the U.S. Billboard Top 100 on its release in the US a few weeks ago..
The work of Claire Boucher, Grimes is a project that has gained notoriety since its inception back in early-2010. Moving to Montreal from Vancouver in 2006, she developed Grimes among the city’s burgeoning DIY scene; a scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide. Visions is her fourth release in less than two years and countless shows have been performed in this time, both helping to build much intrigue as to what‚s next.
With her creative bent being both musical and visual, she draws on the arts of 2D, performance, dance, video and sound, weaving them all together to strong rhythmic effect, incorporating influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, whilst drawing from genres like New Jack Swing, IDM, New Age, K-pop, Industrial and glitch. The result is a record that is both otherworldly and futuristic.
Grimes also graces the cover of the latest issue of Dazed and Confused Magazine. Shot by Hedi Slimane, If you head to Dazed Digital now, you can get a sneak preview and also hear the new album streaming in full here.
Watch the memorable video for ‘Oblivion’ HERE.
Find out more about Grimes:
Grimes – Visions out now on CD + LP on 4ad / Rhythmethod