The UK producer will release his third album through Border Community in August.
The LP will be Fake's third, following 2010's Hard Islands which was also released on James Holden's Border Community imprint. The Norfolk-raised, London-based producer first came to prominence with his Outhouse EP in 2003, which was given a prime spot on James Holden's wildly popular Balance mix at the time. Since then—and primarily through Border Community and Traum Schallplatten—he's established a synth-heavy, melodic house sound that gets stuck with all sorts of labels from progressive to IDM and minimal and tech house.
Inspired by his upbringing in the rural village of Necton in Norfolk, Steam Days represents "everything that's gone on in [his] head for the past two years." The album evidently has a wistful, nostalgic bent, including tracks referencing his hometown ("Neketona"), ancient Celtic tribes ("Iceni Strings"), and the ZX Spectrum gaming console ("World of Spectrum"), with "lingering drones and blending textures evocative of a longing for familiar territory." Using a variety of analog recording techniques and "one-take live home recordings" on the album, a press release claims it sits somewhere between the more club-oriented angle of Hard Islands and the dreamier aspects of his debut album, Drowning In A Sea Of Love. All of the tracks on the album are previously unreleased barring first single "Iceni Strings" which was released this past June.
02. Cascade Airways
03. Iceni Strings
04. Old Light
06. World of Spectrum
10. Glow Hole
11. Warble Epics
Border Community will release Steam Days on August 27th, 2012.