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2022 REPRESS – second edition double black vinyl LP with revised red artwork.

Erratics & Unconformities is the first album by Craven Faults.

It follows three EPs: Netherfield Works, Springhead Works and Nunroyd Works. Long-form analogue electronic journeys across decades and continents, and swathes of post-industrial northern Britain. 

The journey on Erratics & Unconformities picks up where Netherfield Works left off. We take the canal towpath out of the city. We fork north shortly afterwards. Is this where it started? The terrain gradually becomes more rugged. Familiar. Wild. Evidence of human activity is less immediate in this glacial landscape. It’s there if you seek it. But easy to ignore. If you listen carefully, you can still hear the weight of the ice-sheet carving its way through the rock. 

Everything in its own time. The output from the old textile mill Craven Faults calls home is no longer as linear as it once was. There was no clear start point for the project, rather simply rediscovering the joy in experimentation with no material goals. Some of the recordings that make up Erratics & Unconformities go back almost seven years. Tracks have come and gone in that time. They don’t leave until they’ve undertaken a stringent quality control process. It started slowly, but has picked up momentum in the last eighteen months. Recorded and re-recorded to the correct level of imperfection, and then left to breathe. Mixed and re-mixed. Carefully compiled when the time was right.

The journey is just as important as the destination.

● Signed to The Leaf Label following three highly regarded EP releases on the Lowfold Works label, Craven Faults’ debut album was originally released in January 2020

● This new edition is pressed on black vinyl in revised red artwork

● The album hit the heights of number 16 in the Official UK Independent Chart, and number 2 in the Indie Breakers Chart back in January 2020

● An excellent showing in retailers’ end of year lists, with Norman Records making Erratics & Unconformities their Album of the Year, plus inclusions from Bear Tree Records (#13), Love Record Stores (#52), Piccadilly (#42), Pie & Vinyl (Top 25), Resident (#7), South Records(#11) and Stranger Than Paradise

● A full-page lead album review in Uncut headed up an impressive list of reviews

● Carefully constructed since day one, Craven Faults’ world draws on the the rural, industrial and geological heritage of the north of England

● The identity of the producer behind Craven Faults is a closely guarded secret, though clues litter the landscape if you know where to look…

● Watch the videos for ‘Deipkier’ and ‘Vacca Wall’

● Support from Kieran Hebden, Mary Anne Hobbs, Demdike Stare, Dan Snaith, Graham Massey, James Holden, Gold Panda, Bill Kouligas, Luke Abbott, Not Waving, Alessandro Cortini, Steve Davis, Stuart Maconie, Resident Advisor, NTS, NPR and Beats In Space

CD: 2LP: 1. A1. Vacca Wall (17:37) 2. B1. Deipkier (7:55) 3. B2. Cupola Smelt Mill (9:13) 4. C1. Slack Sley & Temple (18:24) 5. D1. Hangingstones (10:29) 6. D2. Signal Post (8:33)

On Erratics & Unconformities: 

“If Krautrock felt like a reaction to Germany’s totalitarian past, a new chapter defined by freaky optimism and a race to the margins, Craven Faults also feels like a historical reckoning of sorts: a cold elegy to Britain’s industrial heyday” 8/10 Uncut (lead review)

“Glacial landscapes a go-go on mesmerising debut by Yorkshire producer” 4/5 Mojo

“Often feeling less like the work of human hands than sounds breathed out by the moors around their Yorkshire home, the drones have an almost geological weight and pace” 9/10 DJ Magazine

“Immersive works that have been assembled by a painstaking master of his craft” 9/10 Long Live Vinyl 

“Floating somewhere between ’60s visions of dystopian future, and an increasingly dystopian present” The Vinyl Factory


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                                                  Sjunne Ferger - Mindgames - Vinyl

                                                  Sjunne Ferger - Mindgames - Vinyl