Andy Stott
Faith In Strangers
Modern Love
2LP (gold)
2023 repress, edition of 500 copies
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1Time Away 6:24
2Violence 6:38
3On Oath 8:09
4Science And Industry 5:32
5No Surrender 4:59
6How It Was 6:09
7Damage 4:35
8Faith In Strangers 6:29
9Missing 4:56

Andy Stott's album »Faith In Strangers«, originally released in 2014, straddles analogue club music and vocal pop songs - somewhere between Ron Hardy, Prefab Sprout, Dome, Actress, Cocteau Twins and Arthur Russell.

Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy »Faith In Strangers« was written and produced between January 2013 and June 2014, and was edited and sequenced in late July this year. Making use of on an array of instruments, field recordings, found sounds and vocal treatments, it's a largely analogue variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime. The first two tracks recorded during these early sessions bookend the release, the opener »Time Away« featuring Euphonium played by Kim Holly Thorpe and last track »Missing« a contribution by Stott's occasional vocal collaborator Alison Skidmore who also appeared on 2012's »Luxury Problems«.. Between these two points »Faith In Strangers« heads off from the sparse and infected »Violence« to the broken, downcast pop of »On Oath« and the motorik, driving melancholy of »Science & Industry« - three vocal tracks built around that angular production style that imbues proceedings with both a pioneering spirit and a resonating sense of familiarity.