Craig, Ian William / Zugzwang For Fostex
Album: Zugzwang For Fostex   Collection:General
Artist:Craig, Ian William   Added:May 2016
Label:Patient Sounds  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-06-06 Pull Date: 2016-08-08 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 10 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 30, 2016: Music Casserole
Lost On Time, Part 1
4. Jun 18, 2016: Narnia
2. Jul 05, 2016: Magnetized Toner
Lost On Time, Part 2
5. Jun 17, 2016: Narnia
The Lower Boards
3. Jun 25, 2016: Narnia
Lost On Time, Part 1
6. Jun 12, 2016: K-Area
Out Of Book

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2016-05-22
Hot on the heels of Vancouver classical vocalist and sound artist Ian William Craig's LP Cradle for the Wanting comes this experiment in analog decay. It's chillier and more ascetic than Craig's epic, sublime records for Recital. In Craig's own words: “Recorded, performed and mixed by IWC entirely on a customised Fostex X-15 as it slowly died because of having customised it. All sounds created using analogue tape, manipulated and circuit-bent tape recorders, a swag spring reverb, the Craig piano, sandpaper, the Reminsky Fatso and IWC's voice. No digital anythings were employed in the creation of this recording because who knows how any of that stuff works anyways.” Fans of The Caretaker and related artists will like this. Tracks fade into one another. Favorites: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10. No words, no FCCs.

1. (1:49)—Slow, sad piano, with tape-warping in the background.
2. (6:28)—Distorted voices blowing about in the wind.
3. *(2:25)—Choral, sad, droning. Halting tape.
4. *(4:29)—Blown out piano. Starts very minimally, picks up, adds piano layers.
5. *(6:43)—Choral again. Blissful, relatively quiet.
6. *(5:58)—A solo voice emerges and repeats a lamenting line.
7. (2:53)—The piano is so heavily chopped up here this is almost minimalist noise.
8. (4:50)—Easygoing avalanche noise shading into spare choral noise shading into broken refrigerator noise.
9. (1:54)—Woozy, solo piano.
10. *(6:42)—Wispy, gauzy vocal tape noise. Peaceful.

Track Listing
1. Out Of Book   6. Banking On The Activity Of The Pieces
2. Parry That With More Geometry   7. Material (En Prise)
3. The Lower Boards   8. Living On Increment
4. Zwischenzug   9. A Hash Of The Ending
5. Lost On Time, Part 1   10. Lost On Time, Part 2