Red Sun Through Smoke

Ian William Craig - Red Sun Through Smoke
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #117 / 692
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
2020 Ratings: #461
Liked by 5 people
March 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Cat / Label
Ambient, Ambient Pop / Genres
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Definitely not perfect (it can get a bit boring at times) but this album is so beautiful and intriguing to me. The singles are amazing, Ian's voice is stunning, the production is mostly godly and the repetition of musical motifs is very clever.
Many fantastic and moody moments are featured on a project that isn't too sure of what it wants to be... other than drowning in James Blake-isms.
Genre: Ambient
Country: Canada

Final Verdict: 56% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 369th / 547

Highlight: Open Like a Loss

Made me think of:
Thom Yorke
Nicolas Jaar
☆☆½ — satisfactory
For me at least, as with most IWC albums the more vocal central tracks here didn't really do it for me. And think I would also say that among the other tracks, none were particularly memorable so overall not one of my favorite of his projects. Still nice for a quiet listen though
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Track List

  1. Random
  2. The Smokefallen
  3. Weight
  4. Comma
  5. Condx QRN
  6. Mountains Astray
  7. Take
  8. Last of the Lantern Oil
  9. Supper
  10. Far and then Farther
  11. Open Like a Loss
  12. Stories
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Added on: February 7, 2020