Today, Bristol music collective Bearcraft release their new electronically charged LP, ‘Fabrefactions’, and XS Noize are pleased to premiere it in full. ‘Fabrefactions’ is Essex born musician/producer Dicky Moore aka Bearcraft’s lead protagonist’s second album following his debut ‘Yestreen’.
Over the album’s ten tracks, ‘Fabrefactions’ moves upriver along the Thames, from Margate, through Leigh-on-Sea and into the capital of England. That journey is mapped out in gorgeous organic electronics, in overheard ghost stories and half-remembered urban myths.
Here are tales of runaways and banshees, estuary witches, acid trips and seafront car-cruising, set to sounds that evoke everything from bankside industry to underground dancehalls and the ambient push and pull of the shoreline.
Standout tracks include the incredibly haunting ‘Outside in the Morning Snow’ with its infectious beats and blips, the glistening ‘There’s a Ghost in my Heart’ and the title track ‘Fabrefactions’ which lets loose gloriously into psychedelic experimental territories like a fairground hall of mirrors.
‘Fabrefactions’ was written whilst staring out the window of a council flat in Dalston after a diagnosis of acute hearing loss; recorded in the corner of an artist’s studio in London Fields before being mixed next to the motorway in Bristol (over a period of ten years).
‘Fabrefactions’ was recorded with Joe Reeves (Shitdisco, Age of Consent), mixed by Ali Chant (Gruff Rhys, PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit) and mastered by Anthony Chapman (Franz Ferdinand, Future of the Left, Klaxons); all music by Dicky Moore. All vocals by Dicky and artist/musician Sam Sally.
Listen to the exclusive album stream of ‘Fabrefactions’ – BELOW:
The album is available now from all good record stores and digital outlets and on Limited Edition Red Vinyl here.