Cremation Ground

by Norvaiza

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"A sense of anticipation on "Cremation Ground" brings forward celebratory heights only to end in bleak reality. Accompanied by a mandolin that dances on its tiptoes to grizzly melodies, the enviable escape is a transcendental black hole."
-Weird Canada

"There is a nicely moody cabaret feel to some of these songs, surprising in all the right ways, with some quick left turns and tasty enmeshing of jazzy pointillism and kitchen-sink percussion propelled by Macdonald’s mastery of the mandolin, hallucinant lyrics and solid songwriting. Tracks billow and explode to peaks, to drift back down, propelled by the deftly chosen instrumentation. A unique and finely crafted bunch of songs by an off-kilter talent."
-The Big Takeover

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released December 8, 2012

All Songs by Norvaiza 2012

Todd Macdonald (voice, mandolin, percussion, keyboards)
Mat Lobraico (double bass)
Geoff Dignam (percussion)
Jean-Daniel Toundra (clarinet)
Ali Levy (electric bass)
Sarah Albu (voice)
Averil Parker (alto saxophone)
James Finnerty (percussion, electronics)

Recorded at Loyola Chapel, Oscar Peterson Hall &
at home by James Finnerty & Todd Macdonald
Mastered by Richard A White at Breakglass
Produced & Mixed by Todd Macdonald

Cover art by Julie Delporte
Design & inside art by Sophie Yanow

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Norvaiza Toronto, Ontario

Norvaiza was an esoteric dream pop syndicate from Canada that has been re-born as Silver Pools.

Led by songwriter/producer Todd Macdonald (The Winks) and joined by a small group of musicians and producers in the studio and on stage.

"Languid and contemplative, it’s music that will burrow into your soul." - Pop Montreal
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