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“truly stunning and ambitious” – Tiny Mix Tapes
“spellbinding” – self-titled magazine
“virtuostic” – WNYC New Sounds
“brilliant” –  Pop Matters

The mere range of sounds Sarah Pagé is able to pull out of the harp while remaining tethered to its essence is astounding. Though what really makes the record so spellbinding is its rootedness in performativity. The entire LP consists of one unaltered performance, presenting the full range of the artist and instrument, imbuing the album with a visceral vitality.

Dose Curves arrives in album format after eight years of intensive practice, playing, touring, collaborating and recording. During this period (which included her regular duties with The Barr Brothers, close collaborations with the late Mexican-American mysterion Lhasa de Sela, and appearances on recordings by Leif VollebekkJerusalem In My HeartNadah El Shazly, among many others), Pagé would test these solo works on live audiences as opportunity permitted.
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“grippingly beautiful” – Cast the Dice
“blissed-out” – Canuckistan
“a dream that drifts” –The Autumn Roses

– read Pagé’s interview with 15 Questions 

Across many explorations, versions, dialogues and fine-tunings, the pieces materialize here as vibrant as ever. Rather than presenting as a deadened product of a disconnected process, the tracks on Dose Curves are wildly alive, charged with organic iteration and intent.

 “Sarah Pagé’s Dose Curves is not sleep-inducing; it’s consciousness-heightening.” –Dominionated
“unlike anything else you’ll hear this year” – Various Small Flames
“pushes the harp in completely unexpected directions” – Exclaim! (8/10)
“a perfect soundtrack to some arthouse sci-fi thriller” – Vancouver Sun

October 11 – Toronto, ON: Burdock * // tickets
October 12 – Hamilton, ON: Christ Church Cathedral *
October 13 – Guelph, ON: Silence Sounds *
October 25 – Montreal, QC: Église St-Édouard *
October 26 – Quebec, QC: Libraire St Jean-Baptiste *
October 27 – St. Hyacinthe, QC: Le Zaricot *
November 3 – Drummondville, QC: Maison des arts Desjardins # // tickets
November 5 – Joliette, QC: Centre culturel Desjardins # // tickets
* w/ Joni Void // # w/ Patrick Watson
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Parallel Line, the third LP from Paper Beat Scissors, is out in the world today and getting a lot of praise from around the world.

 “Soars with warm folk-pop” – Atwood Magazine
“piercing voice and haunting orchestral chamber folk” – KUTX (Austin, TX)
“cheeky and buoyant” – CBC Music
“deeply infused with emotion, connects with his listener on such a level that he freezes time” –Folk Radio UK
“lush chamber orchestration” – Various Small Flames
“vulnerable and earnest without slipping into sappiness” (8/10) – Exclaim!

Parallel Line explores all the mess and complexity inherent in our day-to-day existence with a quiet, wide-eyed vulnerability. This third full length, mixed by heavyweights Sandro Perri andDean Nelson (Beck), centres Tim Crabtree’s arresting vocal work and reflective lyrical palette to stunning effect. Each song’s movement is threaded by gorgeous string arrangements, weaving an emotional core to the record. At its centre sits a question: how is our sense of self strung within a multitude of people, places, experiences? Parallel Line unfurls as a series of (un)certainties, shot through with a visceral tenderness

Earlier this week, Folk Radio UK premiered the incredible video for the song ‘Shapes.’ Directed by Derek Branscombe, the visionary behind the Lawless video, the visuals in the new work “convey a mass of complex emotions and tensions beneath the surface as well as the fragility of human relationships.” – FRUK

 – watch video // read feature on Folk Radio UK –

 “I wanted to explore that state through bodies, objects and textures,” says the director, “The push, the pull, the convoluted torsion that we go through in order to try to fuse with a loved one – it’s all there.”

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