Ian William Craig, 2016
I'm personally fascinated in the way drone music is divisive. It's either utterly intolerable or restorative and healing. The constance of it is easily analogous to a meditative state, and yet for those who don't cotton to drones, it's a trigger of anxiety. I think it might be something akin to how cilantro tastes like soap to some people. The drift pop movement is interesting as it teases out the melodic core, often lurking unseen in a drone. Centeres arrives like a balm from a distorted haze. Ian William Craig's voice, hovering somewhere between soulful and operatic, is lighthouse in an ambient sea—lending the abstraction around it a quality of plaintive yearning. The addition of his human voice redraws your perception of it's surroundings.