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“Such grandiose ambition—such direct heart”
– Big Takeover (Brooklyn, NY), Jack Rabid

“He introduces jazz moves, classical ideas, and lush pop, with cello, trumpet, and a grand chorus of voices among the guests. With a fine, soothing voice as well, Hikele has done wonders for the piano player.”
– Bob Mersereau’s Top 100 Canadian Singles Blog (New Brunswick)

“After We Fly gratifyingly takes his body of work to a brilliant new plateau… exhilarating listen that creates a world of its own”
– SCENE Magazine (London), Rod Nicholson

“This (After We Fly) is mellow folk-pop, based around his gentle vocal style and fluent work on a multitude of instruments. Sparse piano ballads predominate, and it’ll be fascinating to see how he builds on these songs.”
– New Canadian Music (Toronto), Kerry Doole

“…And as the sparse, yet startlingly genuine, arrangements on his (second) full-length illustrate, Hikele is ready to bare his soul to anyone who will listen… Presumably free of any artistic constraints, Hikele explores a variety of musical and thematic undertones on Chemistry, usually with fortuitous grace.”
– Exclaim! Magazine (Toronto), Joshua Kolke

“It takes an amazing amount of talent and skill to deliver a bare bones musical production such as this. Hats off to Hikele for taking all this on… Overall, Season by The Sun Harmonic is a striking & compelling musical production.”
– The Muse’s Muse (US), Cyrus Rhodes

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