"equal parts gorgeous and haunting, simple and thought provoking" - Atwood Magazine
Cedric Noel has spent the past decade creating soul-stirring pieces that muse on identity, Black beauty, and celebration. His music is informed by his unique worldview: He was born in Niger to Canadian and Mozambican/Belgian parents, spent his upbringing around the world, and is currently based in Montreal.
Noel has released a number of critically praised full length albums, EPs and collaborative works of his own, while also playing bass for acts like Ada Lea, Alexia Avina, and Dana Gavanski.
- ARTIST: Cedric Noel
- TITLE: Hang Time
- CAT#: FMG095
- FORMAT: Vinyl, CD, Digital
- RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2021
The new LP from Tio'tiá:ke/Montreal staple Cedric Noel is a high water mark in the young artist’s already deep catalogue. Hang Time shifts fluidly between rock, folk pop and ambient elements, holding tensions and untangling complex truths. Written during a period of intense self-reflection, his eighth album digs into what it means to be disconnected from place/ancestry, adopted into a multi-racial family, what it is to be Black man in a predominantly white scene, and how one can arrive at a place of pride amidst the multiplicity of self.
“stunning dynamics” – Indie88
“musically layered and lyrically affecting” – Enigma
“dreamy” – PhotogMusic