THIS IS HOW WE SWIM (2012)
"This is a subtle, sensual and demanding listen, full of slow, sad and dark moments but not without surprising twists and turns… Bozikovic’s voice is womanly and powerful, perfect for when the weather turns cold and you need some comfort."
Now Magazine**** This is How We Swim (2012)
"From start to finish, Bozikovic displays a powerful control over her voice, switching
from deep murmur to lovely falsetto with complete ease. “Roll with the waves,” she sings on the title track; after a few listens, you’ll feel the same."
(8/10) The Grid This is How We Swim (2012)
"Sombre, haunting stuff from the Toronto songstress, who neither fears oceans nor Cat Power comparisons."
The Globe and Mail **** This is How We Swim (2012)
"Guided by Bozikovic's dreamy voice and backed with lush instrumentation, the new album explores the sensual and symbolic transformations of loss, framed against the movements of bodies and water"
Exclaim This is How We Swim (2012)
"This Is How We Swim is turning out to be one of this autumn's true treasures. The sound is lush without being overly dense and impenetrable, which is perfectly suited to Bozikovic’s themes of dreams, nature and the elements, and love. This is pop with dark corners, unexpected twists in the arrangements that make perfect sense once the element of surprise subsides." Quick Before it Melts This is How We Swim (2012)
"Bozikovic embodies the beating heart and embraces the emotions that come along with it. Her smooth melodies allow you to sit and be content in your space as you slowly allow yourself to feel alongside her haunting vocals and carefully phrased lyrics."
Calgary Fashion This is How We Swim (2012)
"This is How We Swim is a great accomplishment that will fit in perfectly next to Elliot Brood in my collection."
Ottawa Show Box This is How We Swim (2012)
"This is How We Swim is as beautiful as a changing season… For now, you just bask in the amber warmth. It’s as perfect as you can imagine, so hold on as long as you possibly can"
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LOST AUGUST (2009)
"Bozikovic maps out introspective narratives in clear, evocative turns of phrase, then uses her nuanced delivery to magnify each emotional dip and swerve."
CBC News (10 artists to break in 2010)
"A pair of short, stunning pieces open and close this debut album: The Letting Go is an organ-drenched hymn and anxiety remedy, and the rich piano notes and lush backing vocals of Grateful accompany a singer who is "grateful to have your song in my head, grateful to lie all day in this bed." Right back at you, Lisa Bozikovic, right back at you."
(****) The Globe and Mail
"Like her collaborators, Bozikovic makes intimate music that artfully incorporates experimental techniques without sacrificing the beauty of her songs. Her vision is so strong that it always sounds like her... proving she's in a class of her own"
"All the songs are gorgeous, but a few are real showstoppers.... the dramatic use of minimal guitar and vocal yodelling on Grey Sky is downright cinematic."
(****) Eye Weekly Magazine
"One standout is Toronto's Lisa Bozikovic, who delivers one of the comp's most powerful moments in her somber, organ-driven country lament."
Eye Weekly Magazine (Friends in Bellwoods Review)
"Lost August accomplishes something remarkable; it plays from start to finish and you wouldn't change a note."
"Bozikovic has an incredible ability to express the emotional undercurrents in her songs, getting at feelings that are more complicated than the words could convey. These are the layers of self-undercutting contradictions that real people feel and that songs don't normally grasp at."
Mechanical Forest Sound
"With Lost August, Lisa Bozikovic transfers the powerful intimacy of her live performance to a record brimming with confidence and, more importantly, a wealth of strong material. If you're already familiar with Bozikovic, it's the record you hoped she'd make. If you're not, Lost August is the sound of a bandwagon pulling over to give you a lift."
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