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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for Toronto producer MISZCZYK features vocals from such artists as Pylon's Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Motorists’ Craig Fahner, Corey Hernden, NAI, Laetitia Sadier, and Colin Lloyd Tucker
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  • Record Label: We Are Time
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia, Left-Field Pop
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  1. Aug 17, 2022
    Even with the compilation-like format of a new voice on every song and unexpected left turns of style and sound, Thyrsis of Etna quickly becomes a singular world of its own, guided by Miszczyk's spacious production and the environment it creates for his collaborators to take chances with their performances.
  2. Aug 17, 2022
    Despite the variety of genres and diversity of contributions, Thyrsis of Etna has a distinct sonic flavour. There is attention to balance. Each track has a cocoon-like sound that soothes and sedates a listener. ... Regardless of the names and history, the music has enough to keep one intrigued – or at least entertained.
  3. Aug 17, 2022
    While his guest vocalists don’t always make the most illuminating guides to Miszczyk’s maze-like terrain—a jumble of non-sequiturs and disconnected images, the lyrics on many songs feel like placeholders for more engaging songwriting—their voices lend texture to his gravelly analog synths, tape-warped effects, and hazy psychedelia, rounding out his retro-futurist universal with a crucial sense of human presence.
  4. The Wire
    Aug 17, 2022
    It’s a shame the tracks are so short – after a while it all starts to feel frustratingly sketchy and cramped. [Sep 2022, p.56]