The Sun Harmonic

by The Sun Harmonic

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Newly remixed & remastered from the original 2009 recordings! Sounds better than ever before, just in time for the 11th anniversary. Remastered CD includes 5 bonus tracks. Comes with album art sticker/button/magnet (Purchase w/ Chemistry and receive Season free)

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    Remixed + Remastered for the first time in 11 years, summer 2020. PWYC ($0 min) Digital/CD includes bonus demos/unreleased album rarities.
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An Open Eye 04:26
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Gravity 04:00
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Intermission 04:30
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Heartstorm 04:33
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Simple Thing 03:52
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The Last 04:44
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about

The roots of this album were captured live off the floor, at a studio in the countryside and in a converted church.

Kaleb Hikele: Songwriting & Performance
Bryson Cassidy: Drums on trk. 2, 5, 10
Brett Johnston: Saxophone Performances
Meagan Ballantyne: Cello Performances

Bedtracks recorded live off the floor at The Chalet, Claremont Ontario & Catherine North Studios, Hamilton, Ontario
Intermission recorded live on a grand piano somewhere on York University campus.
Multitracked + Mixed at Seneca College recording studio booths and Room 2027, spring/summer 2019.

*Previously Unreleased* The Joker & The King: Recorded at Seneca College studios, Room 2027, with classmates singing along, December 2018. Mixed by Sam Guaiana, 2008, mastered by Kaleb in 2020.

Demos recorded in Dec 2018 (Blank Sheet) and January 2019 at Kaleb and Dirks college apartments (We'd just learned Pro Tools, btw)

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

credits

released June 26, 2009

Story time:

This album is the introduction of "The Sun Harmonic", Kaleb Hikele's artistic direction as a solo artist post high school punk bands. He continued to write furiously as he walked into a new chapter of his life in Toronto, Ontario. Almost all of the debut album under the pseudonym was written in Toronto, pointing to a new sound and approach in Hikele's writing in late 2008 and into 2009 when the album was conceived. The stage name, The Sun Harmonic, came in January 2009, paired with the infamous 1919 photograph taken of a springtime solar eclipse, becoming the front cover along with a simple signature.

The acoustic and vocal roots of this album were performed entirely live-off-the-floor, at a studio in the countryside and in a converted church. The tranquil settings encouraged Hikele to continue to produce the record in a organic approach, forming the folk and rock instrumental foundations heard within the music. Behind the console at Seneca College, Kaleb Hikele crafted the rest of the contemporary rock album as the multi-instrumentalist, inviting a cellist and saxophonist to accompany him. The album is first to premier Hikele's classical-contemporary piano composition, simply titled "Intermission", as the separation between the albums A and B sides.

Note: The original physical disc contains 9 songs, with "Intermission" being a hidden 10th piano piece. "An Open Eye" was entirely written, with rhythm fully recorded, the night before the studio recording in Hamilton, Ontario, on April 27th, 2010. All acoustic and vocal performances were tracked live in 7 hours of studio sessions. "Simple Thing" is the only song featured to have been written while Hikele was still at home in St. Thomas in August of 2008.

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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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