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Vague Notion / Press

“You'd often associate the wilderness of North America with something a little rootsy or traditional, but this experienced pair have other ideas, looking to trip-hop, goth and electronic experimentation for ideas and inspiration. It's definitely worked out well for them. 'Matter Of Time' is an eerie and almost industrially cold synth-based track that contains elements of Depeche Mode, Portishead and Cocteau Twins, in that it has a mystery, a dreamy quality but also a somewhat disturbed atmosphere. The beats are glitchy and varied rather than settled, and the same goes for the various synth sounds that are used. On the surface it appears to be quite a straightforward darkwave track, but each listen reveals something else, and you soon discover that there's much more going on here than meets the eye. Being the time of year in which we're saturated by often sickly summer pop songs, this menacing beast could be the perfect antidote.”

“Also from the cold vast lands of Canada, Vague Notion, another synthetic duo have produced a work of staggering clarity and professionalism coupled with some tunes of real beauty. I can only congratulate Vague Notion on this release. The tunes are made up equally by the remarkable instrumentation and Cheryl's quite beautiful far ranging voice. The lyrics are full of hope, of grabbing opportunities while you can and living life to the fullest and experiencing everything you can. This song writing is solid and intelligently arranged across the board. Both members of the band are credited with the instrumentation and production and consummate they are too with some rocket science moments sitting comfortably in with the more traditional arrangements. A really strong debut album, and you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a second or even third effort. A highly original and recommended release.”