by Tiana Feng
Toronto’s Black Walls aka Ken Reaume recently let loose Communion, a five song album that began in the after-math of his father’s passing. In an e-mail, Reaume said the album was recorded at night in his bedroom. He also stated that “these songs couldn’t have lyrics”, but there are noticeably words in the songs, though the majority inaudible. The five songs act like an outlet for somber reflection. The atmosphere that Reaume created is goosebump inducing at times (“Field Two” a recommended track) and other times leaving us feeling lonely and empty (“PTSD”). The all instrumental “Funeral/Wake” is hopeful, releasing every bit of tension in the end, like finally letting go.