Blink A Few Times To Clear Your Eyes
September 2020
Editions Mego

"Expanding on the mix of sharply focussed, elegantly airborne arp structures and gauzy ambience in her debut LP ‘Pineapple’ (2018), Dutch-Italian composer Aimée Portioli dilates her sound with a rippling lysergic lushness wavering between quietly ecstatic and introspective on its follow-up ‘Blink a Few Times to Clear Your Eyes’"(Boomkat)

"Whatever the mood, the sound design is distinctive and the way she realizes her ideas is captivating. It's the kind of record that you finish without having a favorite track, but you come back to in its entirety, over and over again. Portioli's music as Grand River occupies its own space in today's electronic landscape. It has an acute musicianship which is too often obscured. On Blink A Few Times To Clear Your Eyes, it's front and centre.”(Resident Advisor)

"Many albums have been described as "balanced", and 'Blink A Few Times To Clear Your Eyes' thoroughly earns the description. This outing on Editions Mego sees Grand River lean further into her craft, and as a result Blink A Few Times To Clear Your Eyes is another mesmerising album, but one which varies greatly from the colourful, modular-focussed approach on “Pineapple”. Blink A Few Times To Clear Your Eyes achieves many great things in this album, amongst the greatest of these is Grand River's seamless marriage of the acoustic and electronic into a composite whole that fully envelopes the listener.” (Inverted Audio)