Patrick Krief ~ Hundred Thousand Pieces

February 4, 2013 • Music, Interviews, & Reviews • Views: 2102

Melodically: beautiful. Lyrically: moving. Musically: fantastic! Patrick Krief shares an emotional journey through his anxieties about growing old, love, and the life of a struggling, professional musician.

I wish I could say that I discovered Patrick Krief. He’s that good! However, I was sent a review copy of his latest release, “Hundred Thousand Pieces”, and all I could say was; WOW! The Montreal-based artist and longtime guitarist for “The Dears,” will be hitting the road in 2013 to showcase this exceptional collection of songs. During his time with The Dears, Krief toured Canada, U.S., UK, Europe, Japan and Australia with the likes of Sloan, The Tragically Hip, Keane, The Secret Machines, and Morrissey.

“Hundred Thousand Pieces” is self-produced, self-mixed record, which showcases Krief’s wide range of talent. He plays nearly all the instruments as well as having composed the string, brass, and choir arrangements. His virtuoso guitar playing and epic arrangements are reminiscent of David Gilmour and Pink Floyd, yet he is an original whose music stands on it’s own: Delivering beautifully dark and emotionally deep songs. The mind drifts easily with his moody grooves. This is a record to be listened to and experienced. {Krief’s has two previous musical releases: 2007 “Take It Or Leave It,” (with The Dears), 2009 “Calm Awaits,” (with Black Diamond Bay) and has also worked scoring films}.

Krief, himself was so strongly affected by the intensely personal songs in this collection that he had to take a step back for six-months.

“I was in the darkest place I had ever been in,” Krief recalls. “I had to get out of that dark place in order to finish it.”

Thankfully, he returned to finish this evocative collection and has resolved to continue making music.

It’s impossible to pick a favorite track on “Hundred Thousand Pieces.” I started out thinking “Forever Goodnight,” was my favorite, then the title track, then “Blessed,” then “The Eyes Of Isabelle,” then “Love Without Fear,” I’ve concluded that I love this one front to back! Thanks to Krista Mettler, Skye Media & Rock Ridge Music, for sending me this gem!

Patrick Krief is about to kick of his tour of Canada and the US. If there is a show in your town, SEE IT!

Tour Dates
Jan 25th, Montreal QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Feb 28th: Toronto ON @ Sneaky Dees
March 1st: Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager house
March 2nd: Chicago, IL @ Township
March 3rd: Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Spirits and Soundbar
March 4th: Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp
March 5th: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
March 6th: Denver, CO @ Merchant’s Hight Saloon
March 8th: Berkley, CA @ Starry Plough
March 9th: Los Angeles, @ The Hotel Café
March 10th: TBA_March 11th: San Diego, CA @ Eleven
March 12th: TBA_March 13th: Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Leaf
March 14th: Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
March 15th: Austin, TX @ SXSW @ TenOak Greenroom music source showcase
March 16th: Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
March 17th: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
March 18th: Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Room
March 19th: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
March 20th: Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
March 21th: Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop
March 22nd: Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
March 23rd: Allston, MA @ Obrien’s pub

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2 Responses to Patrick Krief ~ Hundred Thousand Pieces

  1. Valeria says:

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