Review: A Gentle Fire By Hellenica

On the heals of the album Blood Moon Wolf Head, Jim Demos has released a new track via his solo project HellenicaA Gentle Fire is a mellow, almost introspective track.  It begins with a simple chord arpeggio which is the rhythmic foundation of the track.  A rumbling bass synth enters accompanied by a passionate drum track & suddenly the listener is taken on a journey.  It seems as if we are travelling through time, through some ancient ruins found on the hellenic coast.  There is a sense a majesty & ancient power here – as if those Greek heroes & gods of legend look down upon us now: inciting us to rise above our mundane lives.

Jim has had a varied career as a musician.  He has toured Canada, the US & parts of Europe with a number of bands including Ham & National Monument.  He grew up in Winnipeg & was a high profile member of that city’s avant-garde music scene in the late nineties & early two thousands.  He now lives & works in Montreal & has integrated himself into that city’s diverse musical culture.

Acts Of Deception (The Magic Circus or Weasels Stole Our Fruit)


What does it take for the Individual to achieve their Higher Self? This is a question asked of the listener of Candle’s latest studio album Vibrations, released today on Layaway Records. Written in February 2014 as part of the annual online song writing challenge February Album Writing Month  (, Candle’s sixth studio album is the result of a new method of composing music. Continue reading

The countdown continues…

As time marches forth awaiting the arrival of Vibrations, Candle’s sixth full length studio album, excitement has been growing amongst those in the know.  Small bits of information are being revealed that hint at participating in the creative process have echoed across the web.  And the prize?  Well friends, an exclusive Candle Single with a great B-side.  Neither are they otherwise available by any other means.

So how, you ask, do I secure my own personal copy of these exclusive songs?  How do I Join The Experiænce & help in the creation of unique, emotional & vivid music?  Sign up as a Fan of Candle right now.  Upon the eve of the release of Vibrations, every registered fan will receive the information they need to get their very own copy of these fan exclusive songs.

So what are you waiting for?

Secure your copy right now.

Until Next Time,

See You In The Shadows…