“Music that is transcendent, disorientating, metaphysical but most of all - bloody brilliant!” – Indie Crush
“The album sounds like capitalism did too much acid and then happily decided to beat itself to death in space. I love it.” – Arshile Egoyan, Toronto artist and writer
“It really has the impression of this sort of astro-angelic guide leading you through this bizarre fractured cosmos… Dante’s Paradisio on LSD” – Tim Alberdingk Thijm, Princeton Academy
Lailien is a Toronto based musical artist. Lailien composes, writes the lyrics for, and co-produces his music with Grammy winner Mark Zubek -- sonically the result is something immediately intimate and gratifying yet new and exciting.
Lailien exists as a fictional character within a fictional, mythic cosmology at play: An extra-dimensional sorcerer, body-suit of Brahman, rational empiricist, fool, gender fluid ghost through darkness, historical materialist, psychopomp and trickster. Perhaps most importantly though, Lailien as a fictional character is also nobody and anonymous, a proprioceptive potentiality moving through the abyss exploring our shared condition. Just like I, Her, Him, and You. To quote the band OMC, "How bizarre.”