“a national treasure. Like Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, he will smuggle odd wisdom inside handsome arrangements. Like Bill Callahan or Laura Marling, he will conceal his songs’ strangeness in their traditional form. He will keep singing, certain in his songwriting, revered by his peers, even without the luxury of fame or fortune. He will unfurl a thousand perfect lines.” - The Globe & Mail
"Why is Michael Feuerstack still a hidden gem?” - CBC Radio’s Q
"slow, gentle songs of love and truth and unforgettable regrets.” - NOW Toronto
- ARTIST: Michael Feuerstack
- TITLE: Harmonize the Moon
- CAT#: FMG090
- FORMAT: Vinyl, Digital
- RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2021
All over Montreal Michael Feuerstack’s latest record, Harmonize the Moon, time—and its inherent illusory nature—is incredibly elastic. Some moments seem to stretch on forever; others are illuminated only briefly, like fiery embers popping into the sky, extinguished just as quickly as they’re recognized.
While Feuerstack arranged and recorded Harmonize the Moon completely solo at his apartment in the spring of 2020, the songs that compose it were written over the past couple years, on wanderings and tours as well as at home. He embarked on a slow process of balancing the poetic with the narrative, producing songs that flow naturally instead of adhering too rigidly to established forms. The result is a collection that’s pensive but playful, introspective yet generous, and achingly intimate.
The tone is tentatively hopeful throughout. Over deliberately thrummed acoustic guitar and minimal drums, Feuerstack moves slowly and with intention, rendering his transmissions in intimate arrangements and his warm, expressive voice.
“excellent” – Talkhouse
“gentle and reflective” – AmericanaUK
“absolutely marvellous” – One Chord To Another
“Feuerstack may never get his credit as one of our country’s premier songwriters, but Harmonize the Moon is another glowing example of why should.” – Exclaim!
“Feuerstack sings with the urgent softness and crafted lyricism of Leonard Cohen” – Riff Magazine
“A transmission through the beauty of intimate arrangements and poetic narrative” – Skope Mag
“como un puente hacia el interior de Michael Feuerstack” – Indie Criollo
“moody” – Photog Music