ELLE CANADA | January 2010

Bulgarian-born pianist Todor Kobakov did the string arrangements for Stars’ Set Yourself on Fire and collaborated with Lindy in the pop band Major Maker, but for his first solo album, Pop Music (88 Calibre/EMI), he draws upon his training in classical music. Kobakov’s solo piano pieces incorporate pop sensibilities, and vocals from Metric’s Emily Haines and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe (on the gorgeous “Loving Hands”) further blur the boundaries between the genres.