Started as a "basement solo project," Raising the Fawn represents the quieter side of John Crossingham, who had been playing with Toronto's much louder ThanatoPop. Though you can certainly tell that Crossingham comes from a rock background, most of the material here is rather more delicate, with more leisurely temples and fragile vocal lines. Though the album was recorded on a four-track, it certainly sounds more immediate than the lo-fi artists that you typically associate with four-track basement recordings. Throughout, Crossingham is supported by guests, including girlfriend Lesa Hannah (whom the record is dedicated to and whom the songs are about). A restrained gem.
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AllMusic Review by Sean Carruthers