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Ian William Craig


Ninth full-length album from the Canadian electro-acoustic composer/vocalist and first for the FatCat neo-classical imprint

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  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    A singer destroying his own work, yet creating something more elegiac and profound in the process. Print edition only

  2. 9.5 |   The 405

    He performs an ultimate sonic calculus, tracing a transcendent asymptote across Centres' piebald space
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    Taking Craig's already distinctive, powerful sound to extremes, Centres is another truly remarkable work
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  4. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Craig has become so good at his craft that one might be tempted to call Centres a magnum opus — it’s certainly grand enough
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  5. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    Centres initially seems like a near-formless sea of sound and voice. But over time, it reveals patterns inside the swirl, and the more time you spend in it, the further you will to get lost in its wondrous confines
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  6. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Centres has the ability to both mollify and unnerve, and to think that most of it was assembled through sensitive means speaks volumes of Craig’s greater ambitions
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    A strange transport of delight. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There's an addictive, hypnagogic quality to this ghostly combination of ambient noise. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    He has vision and ambition beyond the scope of most of us and he is able to bring it to fruition
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  10. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    For an album that is predominantly awash in analog distortion, Centres proves its ability time and again to craft euphoric highs bolstered by Craig’s beyond earnest lyrics
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Ian William Craig: Centres

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  • 1. Contain (Astoria Version) £0.79
  • 2. A Single Hope £0.79
  • 3. Drifting to Void on All Sides £0.79
  • 4. The Nearness £0.79
  • 5. Set to Lapse £0.79
  • 6. Power Colour Spirit Animal £0.79
  • 7. Arrive, Arrive £0.79
  • 8. A Circle Without Having to Curve £0.79
  • 9. An Ocean Only You Could See £0.79
  • 10. Purpose (Is No Country) £0.79
  • 11. It Need Not be Hopeless £0.79
  • 12. Innermost £0.79
  • 13. Contain (Cedar Version) £0.79
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