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Fine Canadian Forces / Press

“Jordan Fine is a talented vocalist, but the music behind the crooning is so transcendent that the strength of one completely overshadows the other. From "Volcano" to a cover of Canadian classic "Log Driver's Waltz," his musical sense is fascinating, to the point of making his voice a distraction. If he could match them, we could replace comments of "gorgeous" with "Polaris."”

“Most of these songs exist in a wooded setting and bring to mind the earliest incarnation of Timber Timbre's live show, when the Toronto outfit was nothing but Taylor Kirk and his pedals.”

“...a guy that can write a line like “Humility’s an irrational virtue” has something interesting to say , and there will be times, moments, when this will be the only album that makes sense. Sweet Spots: “Voice Of Reason”, “Rigby” (the Beatles cover), “Better Off””

“Fine sticthes together intricate sonic adventures backboned by repitition, both of the melodic and vocal nature. The lyrics tend to be looped variants on either funny or cryptic one-liners likely meant to illustrate where the piece is ‘coming’ from. While all this may sound ultra-hipster and like, too cool, Fine is too clever for that, and manages to keep the furthest out excursions of interest to even the most casual listener. Dude really uleashes his compositional chops however, when he turns his hand to rearranging pop standards. Fine pulls it off via clever song choices and an approach which challenges the original while keeping a firm hold on its choicest bits. ...Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”.walk proudest in their new clothes... Much better in its sly way is the Gospel-tinged reworking of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love’ which is simultaneously elevating and hilarious, courtesy of a stone-cold deadpan vocal.”

““Jessie’s Girl” Conceptually, this is probably the least ambitious, though most accessible, of a quartet of covers that serve as a lure to a raft of fascinating original material written or co-written by Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jordan Fine. (The others, by the way, are Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love,” The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” and “Log Driver’s Waltz” by late folkie Wade Hemsworth, but more familiar to most of us from a 1979 NFB cartoon short of the same name.) After you’ve listened to this recording online, click back one track and check out “Underfoot.” That should be enough to send you to the beginning and hold you till the end. (From Hebrew Lessons)”