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Q:What do you get if you cross an opera singer with a bedroom recording artist?

A:Ian William Craig.

A Turn Of Breath was the Canadian artist’s debut album and was noted for smashing two ostensibly wildly disparate genres together, opera and tape experiments. Craig’s voice adds both beautiful and mournful qualities to the recordings, whilst his reel-to-reel tape antics obscure them in a gorgeous haze. This extended version of the LP comes with an LP of additional material, including Short Of Breath EP. Limited to 1000 copies, housed in a gatefold sleeve on Recital Program.

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  • R08 Extended LP
  • R08 Extended LP / Extended edition 2LP on Recital Program. Limited edition of 1000 copies in a gatefold sleeve

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A Turn of Breath - Extended by Ian William Craig
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10/10 Lord Lucozade (again) Customer review, 24th July 2018

My original review disappeared into one of those black holes that Ian William Craig's ' A Turn of Breath ', sounds like it came out of. Music dropped from the sky, doesn't sound like anything before or anything that's around at the time and it's absolutely gorgeous.

It's music that transports you, not round the corner on the top deck of the bus ( sometimes that's all you want), Craig's mix of tape hiss,crackle and pop, underneath which he adds operatic voices that sound as though they've been beamed in from the beginning of time( used up my pretentious limit on that one), takes you off the bus, off the planet and into the great beyond. This is a lovely deluxe package from Recital with bonus tracks and ' The Short of Breath ', EP.

Nobody does Tape Fiddling and Opera Singing like Ian William Craig.


10/10 Lord Lucozade Customer rating (no review), 21st July 2018

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