Release Date: Mar 27, 2020
Record label: FatCat Records
Genre(s): Electronic, Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Neo-Classical, Tape Music
Ian William Craig's 2020 full-length Red Sun Through Smoke was created during one of the most stressful, traumatic times of the Canadian composer's life. In short, he recorded it in two weeks during August of 2018 while temporarily living in a small house in the British Columbian town of Kelowna while forest fires were surrounding the city. Craig's grandfather had been diagnosed with dementia, and he died during the recording of the album after his lungs filled with fluid due to all the smoke.