One of the best releases of 2020 on the peerless Leaf Label.
Although they have been releasing music as Craven Faults for a few years, not much is known about the musician other than that they work from a disused textile mill somewhere in Yorkshire. A glance at any of their social media pages doesn’t give much more insight other than demonstrating their deep appreciation for synths and audio gear, which they let do the talking for them.
‘Vacca Wall’, named for the mysterious alignment of rocks found in the forest of Chevin, unspools with engrossing patience, reeling in your attention. This is rewarded somewhere deep into the extended run time when a satisfying bass thud that surfaces from the recesses of the synth undercurrent.