William Doyle – Variable Rewards (27/07/2021)
Mercury Music Prize nominated artist William Doyle, released his fourth album Great Spans of Muddy Time in 2021. Born from accident but driven forward by instinct, the album was built from the remains of a catastrophic hard-drive failure. With his work saved only to cassette tape, Doyle was forced to accept the recordings as they were – a sharp departure from his process on the previous record, 2019’s Your Wilderness Revisited, which he crafted over four long years. (Line of Best Fit described it as “a dazzlingly beautiful triumph of intention” and Metro declared it an album not only of the year, but “of the century”).