Posts Tagged: Ian William Craig

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

ACL 2016: Top Ten Ambient

There will always be hard days.  We will always need to be soothed.  But there is also great beauty in the world, which is where this genre makes a (quiet) impact.  The irony: some of this year’s ambient albums get loud.   Perhaps

Ian William Craig ~ Centres/Meaning Turns to Whispers

Ian William Craig has become one of our favorite composers here in recent years, thanks to the success of A Turn of Breath and A Cradle for the Wanting.  Some will be surprised to learn that Centres is actually his ninth album, and that his

Ian William Craig ~ Centres/Meaning Turns to Whispers

Ian William Craig has become one of our favorite composers here in recent years, thanks to the success of A Turn of Breath and A Cradle for the Wanting.  Some will be surprised to learn that Centres is actually his ninth album, and that his

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Ambient

We received and reviewed more ambient music in 2015 than any other genre.  Yet conversely, we also received and didn’t review more ambient music than in any other genre.  Ambient is a tricky form, so often eager to melt into the background.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Ambient

We received and reviewed more ambient music in 2015 than any other genre.  Yet conversely, we also received and didn’t review more ambient music than in any other genre.  Ambient is a tricky form, so often eager to melt into the background.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

Ian William Craig ~ Cradle for the Wanting

Oh, what beauty!  Ian William Craig‘s second album is gossamer and glass, as gentle as music can be while still stimulating the soul.  Vocal loops swirl like snowflakes and smoke, tumbling through the ether, exposing every side before falling to

Ian William Craig ~ Cradle for the Wanting

Oh, what beauty!  Ian William Craig‘s second album is gossamer and glass, as gentle as music can be while still stimulating the soul.  Vocal loops swirl like snowflakes and smoke, tumbling through the ether, exposing every side before falling to