FOXES IN FICTION

 

Toronto-native Warren Hildebrand began his Foxes in Fiction project in 2005, during his sophomore year of high school, as an outlet for his drug-induced, experimental sound collages. In 2011, Hildebrand hunkered down in his Toronto apartment, writing and recording what would later become his second Foxes in Fiction full-length album entitled 'Ontario Gothic'. The album, which is centered around the idea of loss, finds Hildebrand looking back at the past five years while living in Toronto and the powerful experiences that took place during that time. Hildebrand enlisted songwriter/composer Owen Pallett (also Domino Publishing) to contribute string arrangements throughout the album, giving it a warm, rich overtone. He then moved to New York in 2013. “Personal loss and dealing with anxiety and depressive issues that I’ve struggled with my most of my life have played into my music and the way I work for as long as I can remember. Growing up gay on a small farm in rural Ontario was part of the reason that I got into writing and making music as a young kid, and the isolation and loneliness that I went through because of that helped to shape the conditions under which I usually make my best work.” 'Ontario Gothic' will be released on September 23 via his own label, Orchid TapesOrchid Tapes is distributed by the Orchard and has also released two previous Foxes in Fiction records: 'Swung from the Branches' and 'Alberto EP'.