Saturday, May 26, 2018

"The Becoming" by Toronto's Isla Craig feels like performance art

When I listen to The Becoming by multi-dimensional vocalist and songwriter Isla Craig I feel like I am listening to performance art. It is not only the stalking synth bass lines or the transient pearly key sounds but the density of her layered harmonies and lead vocal performance where she stretches out her phrases in a self aware deeply introspective way. The result is immersive and creates an intense eagerness to see Isala live. Where are you performing Isla?

She currently haunts Toronto, ON and her kind of avant garde trance like creations whic beg to be described but are hard to put in a box or category. Besides being a solo artist she is an active collaborator in the Toronto art scene and has worked on projects with Fucked Up and Owen Pallett and is a past member of U.S. Girls.
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Robb Donker