CANDY HAVEN, the new full-length by Toronto/Berlin-based producer Ryder Havdale, is a synth-infused, polyphonic landscape of texture and sound, bridging the gap between the sounds of techno, house and the spirit of rock and roll.
The songs on Candy Haven call to mind electronic acts such as Caribou and Jon Hopkins, while it was a show opening for Slow Magic in Vienna that was the catalyst for hanging up the guitar (touring as The Mohawk Lodge), and diving into the electronic world.
Co-produced by Ewan Kay (Moon King) and mastered in Berlin by Bo Kondren (Caribou), Havdale has enlisted a top shelf list of Canadian musicians (Joseph Shabason of Destroyer, Maylee Todd, Arlen Thompson of Wolf Parade) to join him in this musical quest to find emotional catharsis through digital music.
“‘Good Girls’, is such a summer jam, complete with bouncing synths, looped vocals that will infiltrate your psyche to be on repeat for days on end, and shimmering, warm beats to make you feel a little like you’re defrosting just enough to dance around to this number.”
– PURPLE SNEAKERS
“[Good Girls] is dominated by a smart electronic sound flanked by pop and rock’n’roll appeal”
– POP MONITOR