People & Industry

3 September, 2021
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.

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

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

Blue and white marble vinyl (first pressing)
Red and white marble vinyl (first pressing)
Transparent blue vinyl (second pressing – coming soon)
CD digipack (coming soon)