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Combining elements of both rock and folk music, along with disturbingly personal sentiments, dark humor, and a voice able to channel both the falsetto highs of Neil Young and the wavering raspy low tones of Leonard Cohen, Toronto’s Hayden Desser has spent the last 15 years creating uniquely affecting music.

The critically acclaimed musician first appeared in the early ’90s armed with only his four-track tape recorder, his unexpectedly low vocal range, and an extremely detuned guitar. Going simply by the name Hayden, he recorded his self-released cassette, In September, in 1994, and much of the material included evolved into his first proper LP, 1995’s Everything I Long For. Read more…@Last.fm // Botanique is not responsible for the content of this text.