Halfaxa

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Halfaxa
Grimes - Halfaxa cover.png
Studio album by Grimes
Released September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)
Genre
Length 55:07
Label
Producer Grimes
Grimes chronology
Geidi Primes
(2010)Geidi Primes2010
Halfaxa
(2010)
Darkbloom
(2011)Darkbloom2011
Alternative cover
Lo Recordings 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]
Index Voice B+[5]
Pitchfork 7.8/10[6]

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.[7][8]

Composition[edit]

Halfaxa has been described as a goth-pop and witch house release.[7][9][10] Grimes has said Halfaxa was created to "evoke the feeling of believing in God in a very Medieval Christian way", and has described it as her "medieval" album.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Claire Boucher.

No. Title Length
1. "Outer" 1:12
2. "Intor / Flowers" 2:50
3. "Weregild" 5:14
4. "∆∆∆∆Rasik∆∆∆∆" (not included in the 2016, Arbutus Records, vinyl reissue) 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.[12]

  • 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[13] September 30, 2010 Arbutus Records Digital download
United States[14]
Canada[15] October 5, 2010 CD
Australia[16] February 28, 2011 Lo Recordings Digital download
France[17]
Germany[18]
United Kingdom[19]
Germany[20] March 11, 2011 CD
United Kingdom[21][22] March 14, 2011
France[23][24] March 16, 2011 Loreley
Australia[25] March 30, 2011 Lo Recordings CD
Germany[26] April 22, 2011 LP
United States[27] January 31, 2012 Arbutus Records CD
United States[28] April 1, 2016 Arbutus Records LP

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. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. 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. ^ Schott, Tim (June 17, 2014). "Album Review: Grimes – Halfaxa". Index Voice. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Moreland, Quinn (April 6, 2016). "Grimes: Halfaxa". Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Jones, Charlie Robin (April 4, 2011). "Halfaxa". Dummy. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa (CD & Download)". Lo Recordings. 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Crawford, Kevin (March 5, 2012). "Grimes shifts from witch house to dance sensation". CREATIVE LOAFING ATLANTA. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  10. ^ Welsh, April Clare (March 8, 2011). "Album Reviews: Grimes - Halfaxa". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  11. ^ Noel (September 14, 2010). "Interview with Grimes". forthebeat. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  12. ^ Halfaxa (CD liner notes). Grimes. Lo Recordings. 2011. LCD87. 
  13. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store Canada. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  15. ^ "HALFAXA by GRIMES". HMV Canada. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store Australia. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Halfaxa par Grimes" (in French). iTunes Store France. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  18. ^ ""Halfaxa" von Grimes" (in German). iTunes Store Germany. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Halfaxa: Grimes". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Halfaxa [VINYL]: Grimes". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  23. ^ "CD album – Halfaxa : Grimes" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Vinyl album – Halfaxa : Grimes" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Halfaxa – Grimes". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa (2LP)" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Halfaxa: Grimes". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  28. ^ Halfaxa, Arbutus Records, 2016-04-01, retrieved 2016-05-22 

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