Craig, Ian William / A Turn Of Breath
Album: A Turn Of Breath   Collection:General
Artist:Craig, Ian William   Added:Oct 2014
Label:Recital Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-10-31 Pull Date: 2015-01-02 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 14 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9
Airplays: 2 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 18, 2018: Narnia
On The Reach Of Explanations, Before Meaning Comes
4. Jan 22, 2015: The Sunset Life
On The Reach Of Explanations
2. Oct 30, 2015: A Visit From Drum
A Slight Grip, A Gentle Hold (Part Ii)
5. Jan 15, 2015: The Sunset Life (Best of 2014, Part 3)
Either Or
3. Feb 12, 2015: The Sunset Life
A Slight Grip, A Gentle Hold (Part Ii)
6. Jan 05, 2015: The Sunset Life
On The Reach Of Explanations

Album Review
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Reviewed 2014-10-26

Ian William Craig
A Turn of Breath
Recital Records

Twelve works for voice and 1/4" tape by a classically trained opera singer. "Voice appears as the Sun’s light through a vast storm; still obscured by tape malfunctions and manipulations. A system of reel to reels is employed, which yields a lovely sort of morphing repetition. Each iteration crumbles as more harmony is placed on top, residual tones spilling off the sides into nothingness."
Strange, beautiful, haunting works. FCC free

*1. (3:12) Really stuttered and staccato noises over an eerie voice sounding like a ringing meditation bowl. Other high voices join in to form an ethereal choir. cuts off into a fuzz outro
**2. (6:00) Really haunting, echoing vocals. Fuzz bombs in the distance, ringing feedback. dynamic
**3. (3:18) Slow to get started but intensely longing singing over a quiet resonating choir, seems to end as soon as it gets going
4. (2:06) Light guitar work, a melodic song with words, wistful
5. (4:19) Intense fluttering humming, a lament. Then a clear vocal melody comes through, long quiet outro
*6. (3:25) Stuttery scratchy background rhythm, with ethereal wandering voices, then long repetitive scratchy outdo
**7. (5:10) Very quiet layers of warped voices, a distorted warped vocal line kind of rises to the top but stays pretty far off, then another layer of treated vocals, vocal waterfalls
8. (1:32) Simple staticky voice going in and out then holding steady
**9. (2:44) Crackly static, simple single lovely voice with so many echoes it sounds like a choir, a strong clear lead comes in, beautiful uplifting chorus that gets quite distorted, -:17 fuzz outro
**10. (5:27) soft warm washes of vocals, one high distorted ethereal voice, becomes one solid slow wooing refrain
***11. (4:48) Beautiful solo voice followed by echoes and other voices, accordion?/harmonium, becomes triumphant
**12. (1:56) Beautiful untreated solo vocal melody with subtle strumming guitar

Track Listing
1. Before Meaning Comes   7. The Edges
2. On The Reach Of Explanations   8. New Brighton Park, July 2013
3. Red Gate With Starling   9. Teac Poem
4. Rooms   10. Either Or
5. A Slight Grip, A Gentle Hold (Part I)   11. A Slight Grip, A Gentle Hold (Part Ii)
6. Second Lens   12. A Forgetting Place