The Sun Harmonic - 7.jp

LINKS:

Coast to Coast (2021 LP):

Canadian Musician - Podcast Interview

Canadian Musician Magazine - Column

Top 100 Canadian Blog - Review

Music Insider Global - Review

 

It's All Okay, Thanks to You (2020 EP):

Live in Limbo - Premiere

That Buzzing Sound - Podcast Interview

 

A Dream I've Had (2020 Single):

Canadian Beats - Review

A Heart so Heavy (2019 Single): 

FYI Music News - Feature

 

Ottawa Life (2019 Article):

On Tour Interview

Chemistry (2010 LP):

Exclaim - Review

PRINT ARTICLES

HIGHLIGHTS

London Free Press front page article, September 2015
London Free Press front page article, September 2015
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Big Takeover (Brooklyn, NY) "After We Fly" album review
Big Takeover (Brooklyn, NY) "After We Fly" album review
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SCENE Magazine (London, ON) Review
SCENE Magazine (London, ON) Review
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PRESS QUOTES:

The Sun Harmonic previews an ambitious 2021 album, Coast To Coast, with a hypnotic new single, "To The Blue." The album was recorded in various studios across the country on a musical road trip, with this one laid down in Ottawa. This track's a blissed-out folkie piece, with a gorgeous catchy melody and a Cat Stevens vibe. With mentions of rivers running to the sea, long driving afternoons and the sweet silences of couples, it feels just like, you know, Canada. The whole album should be quite a trip."

   – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Albums author (December 2020)

“A Dream I’ve Had can be compared to similar sounds of 70’s folk artists like Art Garfunkel, and George and Paul. The single is distilled and refrained, easy listening"

   – Jenna Melanson, Canadian Beats (October 2020)

Keeping up with Toronto-based artist Kaleb Hikele is a challenge, thanks to his many musical shifts... Hikele always has a knack for fine tune, so this certainly isn't a stretch for him... The title cut is a brilliantly happy romp, the kind of cheerful pop song you just don't hear anymore, with a la-la-la wordless chorus of singalong fun from the whole group."

   – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Albums author (June 2020)

“The Canadian-based group has been bring a bold and unique sound to the masses, not only in their homeland, but beyond. Their stunning musicality is a breath of fresh air in the ever-changing music scene, and The Sun Harmonic are right at the top of the game. “It’s All Okay Thanks to You,” is a marvelous masterpiece that will send you comfort during these times.”

   – Live in Limbo (Toronto, Canada) April 2020

"Sign on the Road is an uplifting piece that our ears surely do need right now. With brightly strummed guitars and brilliant vocals, the group recalls artists such as Sam Roberts, off the top of our heads. Bold piano is placed throughout which bring the instrumentation of the song to life... Forge ahead The Sun Harmonic; we need you now more than ever. ”   

   – The Indie Source (Hollywood, CA) March 2020

"Such grandiose ambition—such direct heart”
   – Big Takeover (Brooklyn, NY), Jack Rabid

 

“He introduces jazz moves, classical ideas, and lush pop, with cello, trumpet, and a grand chorus of voices among the guests. With a fine, soothing voice as well, Hikele has done wonders for the piano player.”
   – Bob Mersereau’s Top 100 Canadian Singles Blog (New Brunswick)

“After We Fly gratifyingly takes his body of work to a brilliant new plateau… exhilarating listen that creates a world of its own”
   – SCENE Magazine (London), Rod Nicholson

 

“This (After We Fly) is mellow folk-pop, based around his gentle vocal style and fluent work on a multitude of instruments. Sparse piano ballads predominate, and it’ll be fascinating to see how he builds on these songs.”
   – New Canadian Music (Toronto), Kerry Doole

 

“…And as the sparse, yet startlingly genuine, arrangements on his (second) full-length illustrate, Hikele is ready to bare his soul to anyone who will listen… Presumably free of any artistic constraints, Hikele explores a variety of musical and thematic undertones on Chemistry, usually with fortuitous grace.”
   – Exclaim! Magazine (Toronto), Joshua Kolke

 

“It takes an amazing amount of talent and skill to deliver a bare bones musical production such as this. Hats off to Hikele for taking all this on… Overall, Season by The Sun Harmonic is a striking & compelling musical production.”
   – The Muse’s Muse (US), Cyrus Rhodes

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