With rich vocals atop quiet looped waves of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds, Montreal songwriter Devon Welsh aka Majical Cloudz, is one of 2013's most unique and essential voices. His 2012 Turns Turns Turns
EP, an audacious distillation of Welsh's ideas that brought his vocals to the fore. Citing Elliott Smith and Arthur Russell as the two biggest influences on his songwriting. Though they stand stylistically apart from other artists in their Montreal scene - which includes Grimes, Doldrums, Blue Hawaii, and others - Majical Cloudz are proud beneficiaries of it camaraderie.