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Erratics & Unconformities

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Erratics & Unconformities is available again with a 2021 repress, limited to just 300 copies for indie record shops only. This second edition is on double black vinyl with revised red sleeve artwork and includes a 20-page 12" square photobook.

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.

Released: March 2021
Cat: BAY120VBX
Label: The Leaf Label



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Ian McFee
Thoughtful, inspiring and relaxing.

Thanks to Gideon Coe for making me aware of this marvellous piece of work.