The output of the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native Chris d'Eon provoked comparisons and references to vintage new age and contemporary experimental electronic artists, '80s mainstream pop, throwback house, and left-of-center R&B.
The study of Arabic, Iranian, and Turkish music also informed his releases. A producer and singer who based himself in Montreal, Quebec, d'Eon released some cassettes, including the hour-long Wa Al-'Asr and a four-song set of Swans covers, prior to making his Hippos in Tanks debut with Palinopsia (2010). He and Grimes then shared Darkbloom (2011), a split release shared between Hippos in Tanks and Arbutus. On LP (2012), an unapologetically sprawling release, d'Eon indulged in all his whims to create a modern "What if?" concept album regarding the angel Gabriel. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi