“Alchemical Connection” by Alex Henry Foster

Canadian multi-artist Alex Henry Foster formerly the frontman for Your Favorite Enemies, dropped his first solo album Windows in the Sky in 2018. His folow-up consists of a live reinterpretation of his solo material, recorded at a sold-out performance at the 40th Festival de Jazz de Montreal. Ben Lemelin is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music producer. He and Foster have partnered on many projects together. Lemelin is part of The Long Shadows, Foster’s band, and was bass player in Your Favorite Enemies. Momoka, a Japanese artist from Tokyo, established herself in Montreal 10 years ago and has been a consistent collaborator with AHF, and is also an artist in her own right. She has a solo record set to be released in early 2025.

Today, Foster announces his newest LP, A Measure Of Shape And Sounds, alongside the first single, “Alchemical Connection” . What would eventually become the second chapter of Voyage à la Mer, A Measure of Shape and Sounds is an intimate journey of its own, representing a profound personal breathe-in, made of several layers of guitar loops, reverberations, resonances, and oscillations juxtaposed together to create a sonic multi-directional contemplative maelstrom. Purposely recorded live to capture as direct a flow as possible, the songs embody that exact moment, carrying their human disposition not only to abandon oneself to the motion but to become one with it.

Alchemical Connection is the contemplative portrait of a blooming dawn I had the mesmerizing privilege of witnessing in the dead cold of winter, through the Virginian mountain horizon where I live,” Alex Henry Foster says. “I was fascinated by the slow awakening of colors growing into one another, evolving into a stream, and redefining impermanent beauties. It reminded me of the bright shining lights dancing over the ocean of crystal pieces covering the awakening morning in the middle of the desert, where silence murmurs about inner peace and where wind carries the nature of what it feels like to be truly alive. This song evokes those profound sensations.”

Foster mentioned that, “It felt like the representation of an organic movement that could ultimately break us free from the echo chamber we might have been trapped in and therefore end the emotional twirl and affective cycle of redundancy that too often comes with our emptiness and desperation…”


01. Thoughtful Descent
02. Mechanical Revision
03. A Mind’s Tapestry
04. Cinematic Insight
05. Self-Portrait
06. Sorrowful Bouquet
07. Manic View
08. A Gesture, A Present
09. Alchemical Connection

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