People & Industry

People & Industry album cover

The follow up to Interim Report, March 1979 provides a soundtrack to industry, employment and life in Warrington-Runcorn at the tail end of the 1970s.

Nine new tracks celebrate the work and communities that surrounded the Warrington-Runcorn area, from the petrochemical plant at Weston Point to the cutting-edge Parkside Colliery at Newton-le-Willows.

The album was out on 3rd September 2021 on coloured vinyl and digital formats from Castles in Space and records stores across the UK.

Electronic Sound review
Interview with Bob Fischer for The Haunted Generation

Reviews

“It’s retro-futurism as head-shaking social comment, a heartrending experience. An album of stained overalls and shattered pride.”
Electronic Sound
“An onboarding seminar for a distant time and place, when specks on the map of England had enormous cooling towers on their horizons”
Bleep
“A sequel every bit as dazzling and mysterious as its predecessor. Rarely, if ever, has decay and decline sounded so addictive and beautiful. Essential.”
Kickingmachine, Bandcamp

Tracklisting

A1 – Fanfare for the Working Man – 1m 04s
A2 – Built by Robots – 3m 50s
A3 – Petrochemical – 5m 03s
A4 – This is the Age of the Train – 2m 36s
A5 – Man and Manufacturing – 6m 00s
B1 – Part of the Union – 5m 12s
B2 – Polytechnic – 4m 14s
B3 – Eye See Eye – 4m 57s
B4 – Managed Decline – 3m 50s
C1 – Aerospace (digital bonus) – 6m 02s
C2 – Industrial Zone (digital bonus) – 3m 57s

Pressings

First pressing – blue and white marble vinyl, red and white marble vinyl
Second pressing – transparent blue vinyl
CD digipack