|First Narrows is named after the first gap to the entrance of the Burrard Inlet, over which the Lions Gate Bridge spans; the main entrance into Vancouver from the Pacific Ocean. By including a loscil track on their compilation of Canadian electronica alongside artists like Tim Hecker, Polmo Polpo, Ghislain Poirier and Thomas Jirku, the intr_version label confirmed that Loscil deserves placement among the unique practitioners of electronic sound arrangement.
"...subliminal melodies, burbling beats and fluid grooves that gently ebb and flow, producing a vibe that is equal parts soothing and claustrophobic."
Darryl Sterdan, Winnipeg Sun, Jan. 24, 2003
"Each song ebbs and flows as though there is a tidal rhythm, something governing its actions. It is both the delicate control and subtle organization of elements that makes Submers a success."
Todd Burns, Stylus Dec. 19, 2002
"...quivering and interminable drones join in with ghostly yet resolute rhythms, creating a breathtaking aural landscape, generating mesmerizing songs."
Rob Nay, Stylus (Canada), Oct./Nov. 2002