Album: A Minor Conspiracy
Release Date: December 14, 2018
Genre: Indie Alt Rock-Pop
The album A Minor Conspiracy is the debut album of Prince Edward
Island’s Soul Filter.
Overall, A Minor Conspiracy has a distinctly 90’s feel, channelling the
works of Sheryl Crow and Holly McNarnland by putting strong lead female
vocals front and centre. The album then pairs vocals with classic guitar,
electronic guitar, drums and even harmonica on some tracks. The lyrics of
A Minor Conspiracy also covers topics commonly seen in Crow’s work of
love, heartbreak, rebellion, and freedom.
Apart from it’s 90s aesthetic, A Minor Conspiracy also has a very casual
and easy feel. This makes sense given the members of Soul Filter has been
working together for over 15 years. You really get the feeling that not
only could this band jam together in their sleep, but they’d have a lot of
fun doing it as well.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.