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Lawrence Joseph, Montreal Mirror, 24 février 2011

It’s oddly fascinating to hear distorted, Van Halen-like guitar riffs deconstructed into tightly wound electroacoustic compositions. Lacking drums and bass, and trading the grit of rock clubs for the pristine studio, an atmosphere of reverberated coldness pervades this CD/DVD set. Brady is a master technician, creating endless textural variety from layered guitars with time-warping effects, whipping up shimmering walls of electric teardrops. The CD’s tracks reappear on the DVD, accompanied by Messier’s swirling, jittery videos—mostly abstract, but includ­ing some manipulated film loops of Montréal scenes, a perfect complement to the music. 8/10

Brady is a master technician