SXSW 2017 - OEB Score: 9; Popularity Index: 3
Pairs Well With…Milk & Bone, The Postal Service, Alice on the Roof
Spending some time off her main gig with Milk & Bone, Camille Poliquin records as KROY, a chance to take her minimal sound deeper into personal and vulnerable territory. Her latest is Scavenger, the Canadian artist’s second EP, and it’s not just some loose solo project. These tracks are carefully and fully produced, minimal in name only as notes breathe, played instead of just programmed. The resulting synth haze is the ideal landing space for KROY’s understated, electronically bare vocals. She’s an affecting performer, finding honesty in a normally cold, electronic universe. Pulsating bass and flickering details, see EP highlights “Cold” and “Hull” - KROY understands creating tension even while staying soft, internal and dark.