Faultline ‎– Closer Colder

Leaf ‎– bay 12cd
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1 Awake
Cello – Emma BlackHarmonica – Keith Bayley
2 Tiny Consumer
Bass, Shaker – Nick Powell (3)Violin – Drusilla HarrisVoice, Recorder – Livia Harris
3 Mute
Guitar – Keith Bayley, Michael BearparkTrumpet – Ian CarrWritten-By – Kosten*, Bayley*
4 Papercut
Violin – Kyra Humphreys
5 Control
Bassoon, Xylophone – Livia HarrisDrums – Alun HarriesGuitar – Keith Bayley, Michael BearparkHarmonica – Mark FelthamViolin – Drusilla HarrisVoice – Unknown Artist
6 Closer Colder
Violin – Kyra HumphreysVoice – Dennis Hopper (2)
7 Salt
Guitar – Michael Bearpark
8 Partyline Honey
Guitar – Keith BayleyHarmonica – Mark Feltham
9 Home 6:42

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Released in a six panel Digipak.

Physical track 8 is 18:17 long but the audio ends at 5:11 and the remainder of the track is silence.
Track 9 is not mentioned on the sleeve. It's titled "Home" on this compilation.

Voices from an unknown Nuisance Caller are credited on track 5, and from the sex phone service Worldwide Partyline on 8.

Pianos recorded at Master Rock Studios, London.
Mastered at Metropolis.

℗ & © 1999 faultline.
© 1999 the leaf label.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Faultline and licensed exclusively to The Leaf Label for the UK.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 66017 00632 1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
bay 12v Faultline Closer Colder(LP, Album, Ltd) Leaf bay 12v UK 1999 Sell This Version
THI57094.2 Faultline Closer Colder(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57094.2 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Faultline Closer, Colder(CDr, Album, Promo) Fused & Bruised none UK 1999 Sell This Version
BAY12V Faultline Closer Colder(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Leaf BAY12V UK 1999 Sell This Version


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July 13, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Moody and beautiful, Faultline's debut CLOSER COLDER mixes elegance with stunning strength, as immediately evident by "Awake," which alternates waves of feedback noise with careful cello lines or the reversed vocal bits and disembodied laughs on “Tiny Consumer.” The mournful trumpet of “Mute” seems to pierce the air, sharp and poignant. A delicate melancholy seeped into all of the tracks on this album, and even if a quiet moment like “Papercut” is interrupted by wild blasts of rhythm, the sadness always reasserts itself. The classical elegance of the title track seems only more stately when paired with a reverberating beat. “Partyline Honey,” one highlight among many, manages to be both creepy and sleazy, like someone you never want to pick up in a bar. Chilly and stunning.


August 17, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
This is a great album. Accessible enough to keep you listening short term but plenty of depth to it. Tripped out beats mixing intimate electronic soundscapes with warmer but melancholic parts from harmonica and trumpet. Sounds like the sonic backdrop to a disconnected and cold urban dystopia.