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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter was produced by Zak Kimball.
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  1. Mar 26, 2018
    Heynderickx's music sounds fresh and improvised, as much about process as it is about poetry and craft.
  2. Dec 4, 2018
    With eight tracks and a playing time of 30 minutes, it's an efficient debut without a weak song in the bunch, one noteworthy for its poise as well as its engaging eccentricity.
  3. Mar 26, 2018
    At just eight tracks long and with a half-hour running time, I Want To Start A Garden is more an introduction to Haley Heynderickx than a fully formed declaration. It’s enough to make you very excited about what’s yet to come, though--this particular garden is ready to bloom into some very special greenery.
  4. Apr 3, 2018
    It took three attempts with three different producers before being finished. But it arrives a work of rich, elegant beauty.
  5. Q Magazine
    Apr 10, 2018
    An album of subtle, but nonetheless wonderful ear-worms. [Jun 2018, p.110]
  6. Mar 26, 2018
    This is a rich, remarkable record. Heynderickx's songwriting is at the fore here, her voice and intricate playing servicing her skill stunningly well.
  7. Mar 26, 2018
    She strives to be good, but she's honest about the difficulty human life brings forth. Humility is a virtue. Her songs display this, and it's refreshing to be sure.

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