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Lawrence Joseph, Montreal Mirror, March 10, 2011

The Squirrels gnaw out a unique brand of in-the-moment improvisation on this debut CD. Based in Guelph, ON, these multi-instrumentalists’ wide tonal palette is held together by trance-like, chim­ing percussion from Rob Wallace. ¡Ah/Ha! could be a long-lost late-’60s Can track, while Leaps of Faith reveals a Fripp influence from guitarist Daniel Fischlin and Amnesiaville exhibits the free-jazz tendencies of pianist Ajay Heble. Despite these recognizable roots, Hold True is an unclassifiable blast of fresh air. 9/10

Despite these recognizable roots, Hold True is an unclassifiable blast of fresh air. 9/10