Ian William Craig - Meaning Turns To Whispers (2016)
Label: Aguirre Records | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:54 min | 101 mb
Ambient, Modern Classical, Experimental
For those recently indoctrinated in Ian William Craig’s drone hymns, ‘Meaning Turns to Whispers’ may come as a surprise. His first record stands, alongside song-written and vocalised records such as ‘A Turn of Breath’ and ‘Cradle for the Wanting’, as something completely different: a largely instrumental, suffocatingly noisy but decidedly Frahmian piano record. Delve closer into Craig’s discography, and this shouldn’t be all that surprising: he’s released these kind of records alongside his records proper, be it ‘Theia for the Archive’, with its Hecker-scarred ballads, or ‘Zugzwang for Fostex’, a largely noise-decayed tape of miniatures. For the first entry into Craig’s canon, though, it’s interesting that he hid his most notable instrument: the voice.