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Record Review  Trailheads (Ottawa) 

April 19 2019

Owen Maxwell

The productions of Jean Sauvé find a bridge between the world of mysterious pop and nature itself. As you listen to "Road to Nowhere" you'll find the airy qualities behind the song enhancing its unnerving sense of dread over and over again. While "A Life" takes a much simpler route in its straightforward production, Sauvé is able to reap a touching song from its subtle reverb. In the flowing background tones of "Bering Sea" it's easy to sink into a calm state before Sauvé pulls you back with more metallic vocals. "Pathways" yearns with a much more settled feeling of pain, as Sauvé seems to be ready to move on, but not quite ready to forget why he hurts.