Competition - You turned into a painting

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"Competition'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."

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Artwork by Grace Whitfield. Mastered by Stephen Bishop.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC 

Tracklisting:

1. talk
2. breaks
3. cul de sac
4. thisisfine.gif
5. crystals
6. the surprising
7. paris rain