Olivier Jarda – Good Luck Cartel (Jam Jar Records)

Subtlety seems to be one of Olivier Jarda’s strong points. The same could be said for his versatility as well though. The latest effort from this Halifax-based musician (and former Moncton resident) boasts an infectious mix of low-key and high-energy material with a perceived emphasis on the former. It is not that Jarda can’t hold his own and rock when it is asked of him, but it seems as though he sounds most natural when standing behind modern pop-folk-infused tracks like Uncle and Diving Bell.