“Espousing a near tropical warmth, the Canadian songwriter blends feel-good folk with just the right amount of bright, immersive psychedelia…” — Atwood Magazine (April 2019); referring to “Faces I Love”
“…quirky folk-pop that sounds breezy and generally as carefree as childhood is supposed to be…” — Grayowl Point (July, 2016); referring to the Ambrose Psychic
“…slyly intricate with ethereal touches against a more traditional acoustic folk backdrop…” — Music Morsels (February 2016); referring to Ambrose Psychic
Top 10 Favourite LPs of 2012 “…a folk inspired sound with cleverly placed keyboards and percussion.” — Birds of Canada blog (November 2012); referring to Ragged Chute Blues
“He is using some old technology here, some great old synth sounds, but he creates these soft thick layers; it’s almost like he’s building up sound like big slabs of felt.” — Laurie Brown, CBC Radio 2 (April 2011); referring to “Blue Waves”
New album Green Reflections available July 24, 2020.
Trevor Sloan is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto. Described as “slyly intricate with ethereal touches,” his music infuses intimate vocals with acoustic instruments and old synths. He hints at singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s but with an intriguingly modern twist. Green Reflections is the third album under his own name but Trevor has been writing and recording music for over ten years, previously releasing six LPs under the name Phono d’enfant.
He has various film and TV credits including a song in CTV’s The Listener and was nominated for the Louis Applebaum Composers Award in 2014. As a founding member of the electronic experimental group Audiosleep, he learned how to create atmospheric music. This cinematic quality and use of vintage synths and layered sounds is also prevalent in his solo indie-folk work.
Although Trevor often captures city scenes and characters in his songs, he also explores images of nature: robins in the snow, reflecting rivers, pigeon wings… In the song “Shore Patterns” from the new album, a painting by A.J. Casson is a portal into his own life. “I grew up in the town of Markham, which was on the edge of the country. That was the backdrop for my youth, which was full of recklessness, awkwardness, new friendships, unrequited love, confusion and is a point of reference for where I am today in my life and in my relationships.”