Halfaxa

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Halfaxa
Grimes - Halfaxa cover.png
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)
Genre
Length55:07
Label
ProducerGrimes
Grimes chronology
Geidi Primes
(2010)
Halfaxa
(2010)
Darkbloom
(2011)
Grimes studio album chronology
Geidi Primes
(2010)
Halfaxa
(2010)
Visions
(2012)
Alternative cover
Lo Recordings cover
Lo Recordings cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
BBC Music(favorable)[1]
Drowned in Sound7/10[2]
Dummy7/10[3]
The Quietus(favorable)[4]
Pitchfork7.8/10[5]

Halfaxa is the second studio album by electronic music 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.[3][6]

Composition[edit]

Halfaxa has been described as a goth-pop and witch house release.[2] 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.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Claire Boucher.

No.TitleLength
1."Outer"1:12
2."Intor / Flowers" (deliberately misspelled[8][9][10]; titled as "Intro / Flowers" on most digital releases[11][12][13])2:50
3."Weregild"5:14
4."∆∆∆∆Rasik∆∆∆∆" (deleted from digital releases and pressings made by Arbutus Records in 2016 and later[14])1:50
5."Heartbeats" (bonus track exclusive to the Lo Recordings releases[15][16])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≈" (titled as "Omega" on some releases[17])2:14
14."My Sister Says the Saddest Things"4:12
15."Hallways"5:44
16."Favriel"2:36

Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Halfaxa.[20]

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format(s)
Canada[21] September 30, 2010 Arbutus Records Digital download
United States[22]
Canada[23] October 5, 2010 CD
Australia[24] February 28, 2011 Lo Recordings Digital download
France[25]
Germany[26]
United Kingdom[27]
Germany[28] March 11, 2011 CD
United Kingdom[29][30] March 14, 2011
France[31][32] March 16, 2011 Loreley
Australia[33] March 30, 2011 Lo Recordings CD
Germany[34] April 22, 2011 LP
United States[35] January 31, 2012 Arbutus Records CD
United States[36] 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. ^ a b Welsh, April Clare (March 8, 2011). "Grimes – Halfaxa". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Halfaxa - Home". Dummy. 4 April 2011.
  4. ^ Marszalek, Julian (March 22, 2011). "Grimes – Halfaxa". The Quietus. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Moreland, Quinn (April 6, 2016). "Grimes: Halfaxa". Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa (CD & Download)". Lo Recordings. 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  7. ^ Noel (September 14, 2010). "Interview with Grimes". forthebeat. Retrieved February 3, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  8. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Grimes-Halfaxa/release/11447795
  9. ^ https://www.discogs.com/halfaxa/release/2749623
  10. ^ https://grimesmusic.bandcamp.com/album/halfaxa
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spR18KLPbLU
  12. ^ https://music.apple.com/us/album/halfaxa/1071863338
  13. ^ https://open.spotify.com/album/6DVyoiJDV9ZusZIuXwa2Sm
  14. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Grimes-Halfaxa/release/8357215
  15. ^ https://open.spotify.com/album/6DVyoiJDV9ZusZIuXwa2Sm
  16. ^ https://lorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/halfaxa-lo87
  17. ^ https://grimesmusic.bandcamp.com/album/halfaxa
  18. ^ "∆∆∆∆Rasik∆∆∆∆ by Grimes - Samples, Covers and Remixes". WhoSampled. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  19. ^ "World ♡ Princess by Grimes - Samples, Covers and Remixes". WhoSampled. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  20. ^ Halfaxa (CD liner notes). Grimes. Lo Recordings. 2011. LCD87.CS1 maint: others (link)
  21. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store Canada. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  22. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  23. ^ "HALFAXA by GRIMES". HMV Canada. Archived from the original on December 26, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  24. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store Australia. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  25. ^ "Halfaxa par Grimes" (in French). iTunes Store France. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  26. ^ ""Halfaxa" von Grimes" (in German). iTunes Store Germany. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  27. ^ "Halfaxa by Grimes". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  28. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  29. ^ "Halfaxa: Grimes". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  30. ^ "Halfaxa [VINYL]: Grimes". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  31. ^ "CD album – Halfaxa : Grimes" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  32. ^ "Vinyl album – Halfaxa : Grimes" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  33. ^ "Halfaxa – Grimes". JB Hi-Fi. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  34. ^ "Grimes – Halfaxa (2LP)" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  35. ^ "Halfaxa: Grimes". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  36. ^ Halfaxa, Arbutus Records, 2016-04-01, retrieved 2016-05-22

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