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Spanning influences such as dream pop, R&B, electronic music, hip-hop, and more, Grimes is the project of Vancouver-born and raised singer/songwriter/producer/visual artist Claire Boucher. She began making music while studying neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, though her focus on music -- which included staging shows at an old textile factory that she and her friends dubbed Lab Synthèse -- ultimately led to her expulsion from the school. The scene that spawned Lab Synthèse also founded Arbutus Records, the label that released Boucher's early work. Two songs released under her own name appeared on Arbutus' spring 2009 sampler; her first two albums as Grimes, Geidi Primes and Halfaxa, arrived via the label in 2010. The following year, she collaborated on a split EP with d'Eon that was co-released by Arbutus and the like-minded Hippos in Tanks, and appeared on Lykke Li's North American tour before announcing she had signed to 4AD in late 2011. Her debut for 4AD, Visions, arrived in early 2012. Its mix of bright pop and dark atmospheres earned instant critical acclaim, with the album appearing on many "Best of 2012" lists and earning a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. Grimes signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company in 2013, and released the single "Go" -- which was allegedly written for Rihanna -- in 2014. As she continued to work on her fourth album, in 2015 she collaborated with Bleachers on the song "Entropy," which appeared on the HBO TV series Girls, and released another single, "REALiTi," which featured a video directed by Boucher. That October, Grimes released her artwork for the upcoming album Art Angels as well as the singles "Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream" and "Scream," a collaboration with Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. Art Angels was first issued as a digital release in November 2015, with physical releases arriving that December. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Genesis
  3.   Oblivion
  4.   Nightmusic
  5.   Crystal Ball
  6.   Go by Blood Diamonds
  7.   Flesh Without Blood
  8.   Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U)
  9.   Venus In Fleurs
  10.   Kill vs. Maim
  11.   California
  12.   Circumambient
  13.   My Sister Says the Saddest Things
  14.   Weregild
  15.   Medieval Warfare
  16.   Realiti
  17.   Intor/Flowers
  18.   Skin
  19.   World Princess
  20.   Devon
  21.   Butterfly
  22.   Venus Fly
  23.   World Princess, Pt. 2
  24.   Laughing and Not Being Normal
  25.   Zoal, Face Dancer
  26.   Ivory
  27.   [Untranslated]
  28.   Avi
  29.   Pin
  30.   Easily
  31.   Scream
  32.   Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus)
  33.   Be a Body
  34.   Infinite Love Without Fulfilment
  35.   Beast Infection
  36.   Shadout Mapes
  37.   Gambang
  38.   Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
  39.   Sardaukar Levenbrech
  40.   Caladan
  41.   Vanessa
  42.   Orphia
  43.   Sagrad
  44.   River
  45.   Dragvandil
  46.   Dream Fortress
  47.   Favriel
  48.   Hallways
  49.   Heartbeats
  50.   Hedra by d'Eon
  51.   Artangels
  52.   Know the Way (Outro)
  53.   Grisgris
  54.   Urban Twilight
  55.   Transparancy by d'Eon
  56.   Outer
  57.   Life in the Vivid Dream
  58.   Belly of the Beat
  59.   Vowels = Space and Time
  60.   Eight
  61.   Rosa
  62.   Swan Song
  63.   Visiting Statue

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