Secretly Distributon

♬ (Music)

Release Date

Crying High: ♬ (Music)

Crying High is the new project from Toronto born multimedia artist and psychedelic crooner, D Kleiser. The album is called ♬. You can call it "Music" if that's easier. It was produced in Montreal by D Kleiser, and is a wonderful introduction to the proud world of Kleisonia, and all the artifacts of its inward adventures.

Although Crying High is a new project, Kleiser has been producing weirdo bedroom pop albums for 11 years. By 2014, while greyhounding between Toronto and Montreal for shows Kleiser and friends began The Rotating Cassette Carrousel project, an ongoing mixtape compilation of demos and home recordings from across Canada. From this, Kleiser began crafting a new and more theatrical solo act that would ultimately become the 'Karaoke'eko' cassette, then 'The Story of Pop Music', and finally, after learning from and improving upon each of its proto-forms…. CRYING HIGH.

Crying High is vapornoir from Montreal: disco and ebm slowed down beyond dance utility and used as the framework to support late night phone confessional vocals that sing heartbreak, joy, catharsis, pleas and attitudes of gratitudes. Crying High broadcasts little alternative pop pata-communications into the void in an attempt to forgive it. Sifting thru the mp3 junk yard of 20th century pop culture to cobble together something pretty. A personal exercise in Memehommage-as-Shadow Work, ♬ comes complete with a solid and timeless moral, simply put: learn to love yourself or you'll die.