Chemistry

by The Sun Harmonic

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    Chemistry 2.0! Remixed, remastered, sounding 10 times better, finally, 10 years after the 2010 release (Purchase w/ self-titled CD and receive Season free)

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As You Will 05:18
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If I Fall 05:16
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All You Need 06:10
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Speak Quiet 04:22
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about

Life Lesson: Think Loud, Speak Quiet.

Kaleb Hikele: Songwriting, Performance and Sound Engineering
Alex Grantham: Background Vocal on “Speak Quiet”
Recorded at The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio, January-May 2010.

Track 11 recorded off the floor at The Townhouse during a live stream (during the pandemic, March 2020, 10 years later...)

Remixed by Kaleb Hikele at The Townhouse, spring 2020.
Remastered by Tom Murray and K. Hikele, summer 2020.

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released May 11, 2010

Story time:

This art rock and folk record was the first to be recorded in Kaleb Hikele’s homemade recording studio in Toronto, appropriately titled “The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio”. The sound of the album ranges from a modern psychedelic, experimental rock, to private and reserved folk, ending in a lullaby and literal whisper.

On “Chemistry”, you will hear Kaleb Hikele’s imaginative aim to dig up his rock and classical roots; tracks like the the refreshingly aggressive “Ready to Flood” and the folk-infused lullaby “Speak Quiet” perfectly contrast with each other. The opening song “The Morning Breaks” awakes and prepares you to sink into the following track “That Golden Crown” with a modern psychedelic sound.

Keep in mind, all sounds on this album were recorded in a basement in Toronto's east end, but the sound and scope reaches further beyond those four walls. All 10 songs were recorded and produced in his project studio in the one-man-band style he’s maintained over the last three years. Kaleb established a craft for songwriting with an organic, acoustic medium on piano and guitar, then arranging and performing other instruments to blow up the ideas into a recording beyond what he could perform live at the time.

The physical version of the album is available here with 46 minutes and 50 seconds worth of music, it fits nicely into your record collection and plays in any conventional compact disc player. A piece of paper was included in the original CD package that asked listeners to submit their valued opinions and thoughts to a collective blog. That site has since been lost to the void.

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The Sun Harmonic Toronto, Ontario

Canadian folk/rock act, led by songwriter Kaleb Hikele. The new 'Coast to Coast' LP is available now!

Notable releases of The Sun Harmonic (est. 2009) are the concept album/double LP "Winter" and a personal favourite, Chemistry (2010). Proudly independent since 2004 (formerly of The Broadview Band, King Snake Crawl, The Other Birds, The Capitol and Far From Freedom)

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