Acclaimed singer/composer Ian William Craig and Missy Donaldson have gotten together and formed Minor Pieces. Retaining some the textural play and experimentation of Ian’s solo material whilst channelling it squarely within the domain of tangible songwriting, the pair utilise guitar, modified tape decks, bass and synths to fashion deeply-felt songs with their beautiful duel vocals standing resolutely centre-stage. On October 4th the Vancouver-based duo will be releasing their debut album The Heavy Steps Of Dreaming via FatCat Records.
Recorded by Paul Stewart at Watch Yer Head studios in Vancouver in the summer of 2018, the album was captured over eight days of recording and was mixed in four days. As Ian notes, “the whole thing came together rather quickly as far as recording, but we did spend a long time in rehearsal getting things to where they needed to be. We attempted to do most things live, and then push and pull elements out with some overdubbing. It was a different process than what I would usually do, where the composing itself would come out of the recording sessions collaged together; this was an attempt to capture things in the moment as they happened, an energy, a space, things spilling over the edges.”
Today we premiere the sixth track, side B off the album titled ‘The Way We Are in Song’. The album can be pre-ordered here.