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Thresholder

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
02-11-2018
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Barcode:
600116133212
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
LP1332
Thresholder
Thresholder

Description

Eighteen months on from his last new release, Vancouver-based singer / composer Ian William Craig returns with an album-length release that collects together eleven new tracks. Entitled 'Thresholder', the record sees Craig return towards the smudged and scoured beauty of his 2016 opus, 'Centres', a record which was universally acclaimed, making many end-of-year lists - including the likes of Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Wire, The Quietus, The 405 and Drowned In Sound. 'Thresholder' is released on vinyl and digital formats, with the former packaged in gorgeous inner / outer sleeve artwork from Ian. Besides as the often-quoted William Basinski reference point, the music here recalls the visceral media-decay of early '00s operators like Fennesz, Belong, Desormais, Philip Jeck or Pimmon. 'Idea for Contradiction 2' Is like a massively overdriven or sandpaper-scoured version of Brian Eno's 'An Ending' or some shredded Colin Stetson stem. The ending of 'And Therefore the Moonlight' - is reminiscent of Sigur Ros (who are fans and recently invited Ian to play their Nor?ur og Ni?ur festival in Reykjavik); whilst 'Sfumato' exists in the same dimension as The Caretaker's haunted ballroom with its reverb-drenched and occluded distant vocal. Elsehwere 'The Last Wesbrook Lament' might recall Animal Collective's 'Loch Raven' with the percussion erased. Craig signs the record off on 'More Words for Mistake', a track that seems to define itself through absence, with the spirit of old machinery rattling away as we emerge from the record's 38-minutes scoured and anointed. UK press is being handled by 9PR

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Elided
  3. And Therefore The Moonlight
  4. Some Absolute Means
  5. The Last Wesbrook Lament
  6. Tc-377 Poem
  7. Discovered In Flat
  8. Mass Noun
  9. Sfumato
  10. Idea For Contradiction 1
  11. Idea For Contradiction 2
  12. More Words For Mistake
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