Toui Manikhouth set out to create music wildly different from his past projects with This Service / The Fire and Disguise. The album is a quiet revelation, a collection of sweet, thoughtfully composed acoustic songs that thread together seamlessly.
This style of music speaks to Manikhouth’s overall versatility as an artist. It’s a drastic departure from his other musical endeavour, the Dunnville/Hamilton-based metal band Hey Clown. This Service / The Fire and Disguise showcases a less traditional singer-songwriter who puts tracks together with a great sense of melody, engaging yet calming instrumentation, and an elegant cohesiveness that makes the entire album ideal to take in time and time again.