Celestial, astral, extraterrestrial. Such are the adjectives one might use to describe the sound of Montreal-based electronic musician Michael Silver – otherwise known as CFCF. Many will recognize the name from remixes of tracks by such well-known artists as Crystal Castles and Owen Pallett, but CFCF has already completed one LP, 2009’s Continent, and six EPs. On Outside Silver has expanded his repertoire, which includes sweeping electronic landscapes punctuated by frequent, hazy vocal segments. From covering Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s “Strange Form of Life” to perfecting a minimalist presentation with, dare I say, ethereal tracks like “Walking in the Dust” and the six minute-long “The Forest at Night”, CFCF provides its most comprehensive release to date.

Published in Volume 68, Number 5 of The Uniter (October 2, 2013)

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