Published Sep 22, 2014Manchester producer Andy Stott recently announced that he would be heading off on a North American tour with labelmates Demdike Stare and his Millie & Andrea project, and it looks as if he'll be bringing some new material across the Atlantic — Stott has now revealed plans to release Faith in Strangers on November 18 through Modern Love.
The record marks the follow-up to the dub and techno wiz's excellent 2012 effort Luxury Problems and was recorded between January 2013 and June 2014, then pieced together throughout July. According to a press release, the record implements "an array of instruments, field recordings, found sounds and vocal treatments" to create "a largely analogue variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime."
It goes on to describe Faith in Strangers as the most memorable and cohesive effort from Stott to date, "built and rendered in the spirit of those rare albums that straddle innovation and tradition through darkness and light, lingering on in the mind like nothing else."
To accompany the announcement, Stott has shared new track "Violence," which blurs the line between minimalistic and jarring, combining moments of almost silence with spurts of synth and manipulated vocals before taking a sinister, bass-heavy turn half-way through. Scroll past the tracklisting to give it a listen.
Faith in Strangers:
1. Time Away
3. On Oath
4. Science & Industry
5. No Surrender
6. How It Was
8. Faith in Strangers
09/23 Austin, TX - The North Door
09/24 Gambier, OH - The Horn Gallery at Kenyon College
09/25 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
09/26 San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
09/27 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery