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Stream CFCF Radiance And Submission

For his third album, Radiance And Submission, Montreal folk experimentalist CFCF (aka Mike Silver) took the tight, muscular compositions that marked his first two records and stretched them out until they were only sinew and whispers. His music was sparse before, but never this bleak and unrelentingly gorgeous. We’ve heard two tracks from the release… More »

By: James Rettig / July 24, 2015 - 4:21 pm

CFCF – “La Soufrière”

Last month, we heard the beautiful acoustic single “The Ruined Map” from CFCF, the moniker for Montreal producer Michael Silver. His album Radiance And Submission will be out later this month, and his latest cut, “La Soufrière,” follows through on his new organic style. The track begins on a soft cinematic buildup that slowly weave… More »

By: Lisa Brown / July 16, 2015 - 12:42 pm

CFCF – “The Ruined Map”

There’s an early moment on CFCF’s new single, “The Ruined Map,” when Michael Silver’s voice catches and reverberates as he sings the opening line. Silver is a producer, and in this ruminating acoustic single, his vocal works serves his music just as well as any midi configuration might. It’s a different, but wholly welcome sound. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 4, 2015 - 3:31 pm

All We Are – “Keep Me Alive (CFCF Remix)”

On their new self-titled debut, the Liverpool-based band All We Are have put together a slick, falsetto-happy take on classic soul and disco. And on his remix of their single “Keep Me Alive,” the Montreal producer CFCF has streamlined their soul even further, marrying their floating melodies to his own impressionistic globs of synth. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 5:16 pm

CFCF – “Oil”

The people at Adult Swim and the Michigan dance label Ghostly International have gotten together to compile a second Ghostly Swim collection, which will be up online later today. One of its tracks is “Oil,” a hypnotic six-minute blissout from the Montreal producer CFCF, who gave us his Outsiders EP earlier this year. Like a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2014 - 9:25 am

CFCF – “Prisma”

Driftless Recordings recently gave us the kinetic EP from Bruce Smear (check out “Pick And Roll“), and now it’s time for something completely different. They’ll soon release Driftless Ambient 1, a compilation of ambient pieces. Now you can hear a new one from that comp by CFCF, titled “Prisma,” which layers carefully looped synth melodie… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 4, 2014 - 6:03 pm

CFCF – “Strange Form Of Life” Video

Last year, the producer CFCF put out the album Outside and followed it this year with an odds-and-sods EP titled Outsiders. Now you can watch the Jared Raab-directed video for album track “Strange Form Of Life” (a Bonnie “Prince” Billy cover) which initially seems just like a long slow pulling back of the camera from… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 24, 2014 - 5:47 pm

CFCF – “Windswept”

Montreal producer CFCF released the album Outside last year and recently announced an upcoming EP, titled Outsiders, of remixes and tracks that didn’t make the record. Below you can listen to the track “Windswept.” Good news: The EP features a remix from Mark McGuire (who put out a fantastic solo album earlier this year); bad… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 15, 2014 - 12:36 pm

CFCF – “Lorraine”

The producer CFCF put out an album Outside last year, but just dropped a new track for Valentine’s Day. It’s a smooth slow jam that wouldn’t sound too out of place on Hudson Mohawke’s just released Valentine’s Day mix, and it comes with the message “Some warm sounds for you and that *special someone*.” Liste… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 14, 2014 - 5:43 pm

CFCF – “Beyond Light” Video

Last month, we heard the track “Beyond Light” by Montreal producer CFCF, off his upcoming album Outside. Now, CFCF has made a visual accompaniment for the all-instrumental track. Check out the video below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 12, 2013 - 7:15 am

CFCF – “Beyond Light”

In the last few weeks we’ve heard some songs from Montreal producer CFCF’s upcoming album Outside (as well as a pretty inspired Majical Cloudz remix), now we have a new one. While “Jump Out Of The Train” was a slow jam with some sensuous vocals (Claire was spot on when she called it “a torchMore »

By: Miles Bowe / September 27, 2013 - 10:40 am

Majical Cloudz – “Childhood’s End (CFCF Re-Version)”

The Montreal duo Majical Cloudz probably aren’t anyone’s idea of ideal remix candidates. Their bewitching, emotive churn is the sort of thing that needs room to breathe and stretch out, and any stapled-on beats would run serious risk of ruining the effect. So credit Montreal producer CFCF with understanding that completely. His remix of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2013 - 9:00 am

CFCF – “Jump Out Of The Train”

Montreal producer CFCF released his Music For Objects EP in July and no less than a month later, he delivers new material from his upcoming full-length Outside. “Jump Out Of The Train” is an electronic torch song that feels indebted to the Heathers film score, although much more robust and less revenge-driven. Check it out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 1, 2013 - 11:43 am

CFCF – “Camera”

Montreal producer CFCF is following last year’s instrumental set Exercises with Music For Objects, a new EP due next month. Today he gives us “Camera,” a hypnotic and calm track with a touch of subtle tension stacked into the harmonies of its layered horns, throbbing piano, and fretless bass. (Its Music For… title formulation should… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 5, 2013 - 1:54 pm

CFCF – “Soul Love” (Feat. Austra) (David Bowie Cover)

Once a year, the roster of the Canadian indie label Paper Bag gets together to cover one complete classic album, with a different label act taking on each one of the album’s songs. Last year, it was Madonna’s True Blue. This year, they’ve all mobbed up to cover David Bowie’s 1972 glam-rock concept-album watershed TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 12:33 pm

CFCF – “Exercise #3 (Building)” Video

A few months ago, the Montreal producer CFCF released Exercises, a new album of gorgeously florid, thoughtful instrumental pieces. And now the track “Exercise #3 (Building)” gets a video pretty enough to match the album’s tone. Director Adam Beck’s clip is a perfectly composed, still black-and-white thing in which a beautiful young woman discovers the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Cadence Weapon – “Conditioning (CFCF Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Talented Canadian MC Cadence Weapon will put out Hope In Dirt City next week, an LP from which we’ve already heard the hypnotic single “Conditioning” (as well as its Grimes remix). Now, another remix has come down the pipeline, this time a synthed-out, pulsating spin by Montreal production stalwart CFCF. Download that, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 24, 2012 - 10:28 am

Sleep Over – “Romantic Streams (CFCF Remix)”

Star Montreal producer CFCF — who has a really solid new EP out called Exercises — is the latest to go in on the oft-remixed “Romantic Streams” by Austin synth standout Sleep ∞ Over. He gives it a much stiller rendering, removing the synth hook and giving Stephanie Franciotti’s vocal a lot of space… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 9, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Elite Gymnastics – “Here, In Heaven 4 & 5 (Remix By CFCF)”

Minneapolis internet-pop manipulators Elite Gymnastics released their free-download debut EP Ruin last year, bundling it with Ruin 2, a collection of reworkings. There’s long been talk of a new remix collection called Ruin 3, which includes remixes from people like How To Dress Well and Physical Therapy. It’s finally here now, but it’s not a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2012 - 10:46 am

Bear In Heaven – “The Reflection Of You (CFCF Remix)”

Just yesterday we were talking about how Bear In Heaven’s “The Reflection Of You” was the best and gave it some overdue monthly mix treatment because it didn’t make January’s cut (because it wasn’t a free MP3 in January, not because it didn’t occur to me, for the record). Right on time to capitalize o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 24, 2012 - 4:57 pm
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