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You turned into a painting

by Competition

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'You turned into a painting' is Competitions's Slip debut: laser-etched micro-songs of bruised vocals, sample grabs, and tenderised chamber MIDI.

Competition is Newcastle-based Craig Pollard, whose confessional productions also spill into curation and a wider visual art practice (much of it, recently, as one third of the 'Wild Pop' crew).

This mini-album sees Craig atomise songcraft, probing its remnants for signs of soul. Like the post-mushroom recall from which it takes its title, 'You turned into a painting' is a queasy scavenging of the mundane. Pollard's voice achingly wears as he circles through lilting observations; his arrangements squeeze something unctuous from innocuous browser snatches and lowly sample packs, eschewing tricksiness in favour of low-key, loving twists.

'You turned into a painting' [SLP049] is available from November 2018 on cassette and download. Artwork by Grace Whitfield. Mastered by Stephen Bishop. Distributed by Boomkat.


released November 7, 2018

Written and Recorded by Competition

Mastered by Stephen Bishop
Artwork by Grace Whitfield


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