ALBUM REVIEW: Westerman – An Inbuilt Fault | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 05.05.23





Following on from his magnificent debut Your Hero Is Not Dead, An Inbuilt Fault finds Athens-based Westerman further proving his worth as one of the finest songwriters of the century so far.

The bright, metallic soundworld of Your Hero… is replaced with a more atmospheric and organic sound, with Big Thief’s sonic architect James Krivchenia’s input proving to be an ideal foil for a suite of sublime songs which are packed to the rafters with rich, vivid imagery, a bold step beyond the stiff rhythms and cold synthscapes that previously defined Westerman’s output. The result is a complete feast for the ears, with songs packed full of rich sonics, stacked vocal harmonies, and sheer power. It’s an incredible experience.


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