Penguin Eggs

Record Reviews

Violoneux (Independent) Dâvi Simard’s new album, soberly titled Violoneux (Fiddler), was anticipated by many traditional Québécois music afficionados. Known for his fruitful collaboration with Cirque Alfonse, Simard delivers 15 tunes and songs from the Québécois and Acadian traditional repertoire. Behind…
The Happening (Fallen Tree Records) Remaining quirky and somewhat indefinable, Logan & Nathan return on their second full-length record with Edmonton’s Fallen Tree Records. The intimate and laid back feeling of the album wraps you up like a cozy blanket,…
A Lonesome Stretch of Highway (Royalty) You don’t have a 25-plus-year career without knowing what you are doing—in any path choose. Maritimer-turned-Albertan Mike Plume chose music and obviously he knows what he is doing. Working out of Edmonton, his latest…
Optimisme (Fat Possum Records) Optimisme comes roaring out of the blocks with its opener, Badala, African metal no less, with pounding percussion and stabbing electric guitar riff over shouted vocals. Hold on to your hat, you’re in for a wild…
As Long As I Am Dreaming (Borealis) Laura Smith left us too soon in March 2020. Over the years, she produced a body of work that made her distinctive and plaintively beautiful voice familiar around the country. She was working…