Halfaxa

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Halfaxa
Studio album by Grimes
Released September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)
Genre Dream pop, dark wave, baroque pop, experimental
Length 55:07
Label Arbutus
Producer Grimes
Grimes chronology
Geidi Primes
(2010)
Halfaxa
(2010)
Darkbloom
(2011)
Alternative cover
Lo Recordings cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music positive[1]
Coke Machine Glow 82%[2]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[3]
The Quietus positive[4]

Halfaxa is the second studio album by Canadian recording artist Grimes. It was released in Canada on October 5, 2010 by Arbutus Records, and in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe in May 2011 by Lo Recordings.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Grimes

No. Title Length
1. "Outer"   1:12
2. "Intor/Flowers"   2:50
3. "Weregild"   5:14
4. "∆∆∆∆Rasik∆∆∆∆"   1:50
5. "Heartbeats" (bonus track included on Lo Recordings pressings) 4:32
6. "Sagrad Прекрасный"   5:13
7. "Dragvandil"   1:39
8. "Devon"   4:31
9. "Dream Fortress"   5:01
10. "World ♡ Princess"   4:41
11. "† River †"   1:57
12. "Swan Song"   3:05
13. "≈Ω≈Ω≈Ω≈Ω≈Ω≈Ω≈Ω≈Ω≈"   2:14
14. "My Sister Says the Saddest Things"   4:12
15. "Hallways"   5:44
16. "Favriel"   2:36

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Halfaxa album liner notes.[7]

  • Grimes – vocals, producer, illustrations
  • Jasper Baydala – design
  • Sebastian Cowan – mastering (1–4, 6–16)
  • Antony Ryan – mastering (5)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format(s)
Canada[8] September 30, 2010 Arbutus Records Digital download
United States[9]
Canada[10] October 5, 2010 CD
Australia[11] February 28, 2011 Lo Recordings Digital download
France[12]
Germany[13]
United Kingdom[14]
Germany[15] March 11, 2011 CD
United Kingdom[16][17] March 14, 2011 CD, LP
France[18][19] March 16, 2011 Loreley
Australia[20] March 30, 2011 Lo Recordings CD
Germany[21] April 22, 2011 LP
United States[22] January 31, 2012 Arbutus Records CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diver, Mike (March 1, 2011). "Review of Grimes – Halfaxa". BBC Music. BBC Online. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Marsh, Calum (November 1, 2010). "Grimes: Halfaxa (Arbutus; 2010)". Coke Machine Glow. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Welsh, April Clare (March 8, 2011). "Grimes – Halfaxa". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Marszalek, Julian (March 22, 2011). "Grimes – Halfaxa". The Quietus. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jones, Charlie Robin (April 4, 2011). "Halfaxa". Dummy. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa (CD & Download)". Lo Recordings. 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ Halfaxa (CD liner notes). Grimes. Lo Recordings. 2011. LCD87. 
  8. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store Canada. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "HALFAXA by GRIMES". HMV Canada. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store Australia. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Halfaxa par Grimes" (in French). iTunes Store France. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  13. ^ ""Halfaxa" von Grimes" (in German). iTunes Store Germany. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Halfaxa: Grimes". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Halfaxa [VINYL]: Grimes". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  18. ^ "CD album – Halfaxa : Grimes" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Vinyl album – Halfaxa : Grimes" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Halfaxa – Grimes". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa (2LP)" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Halfaxa: Grimes". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 

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