Alternative Indie Prog Rock Rock



dr.rift is a musical project by Kyle Halldorson from Winnipeg / Stony Mountain, Manitoba.

Known for his mastermind role behind the head-spinning Dizzy Mystics (WCMA’s 2020 Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year), the Anishinaabe/Celtic musician created dr.rift to navigate complex themes like mourning the end of relationships and the death of his father, knowing what home was and leaving it behind, and the challenges that came with the pandemic and a violently changing world.

In the "rift" that formed in his life, Halldorson had a rush of ideas. From them came a batch of songs that shone with the light of his healing, searching heart and that sought to make sense of chaos and yearning for the unknown. The result is a sprightly and introspective blend of psych rock, funk, space rock, folk, alt-rock and prog.

dr.rift’s music is explorative and kinetic, intricate and eccentric, vulnerable and driven. It’s a space where Halldorson struggles with anxiety and self doubt while affirming his dedication to learning from loved ones and others. He pairs this with a joy and motion earned from a hard-fought life worth living.

Always refining and expanding his craft, dr.rift’s debut record will showcase Halldorson’s evolving sound, one that will only continue to broaden and bloom as he figures out this strange, painful, beautiful thing called life.







Otherhand (live at No Fun Club) by dr.rift

The Torrent (live at No Fun Club) by dr.rift

Like a Charm (live at No Fun Club) by dr.rift

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