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An Inbuilt Fault
Partisan / PIAS
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Release Date
May 5, 2023
  • Vinyl 1×LP, Limited Coloured


    Pressed on limited edition transparent sun yellow vinyl, housed in a single sleeve jacket and printed inner sleeve.

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  • Vinyl 12”


    Housed in a single sleeve jacket and printed inner sleeve.

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  • CD


    CD housed in a cardboard wallet. Includes a printed insert.

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"Westerman — the London-born, Athens-based pop maverick — has returned with his new album, ‘An Inbuilt Fault’.

The album's nine songs took shape throughout the depths of the pandemic and soundtrack Westerman’s reckoning with two years of intense isolation, loneliness, heartbreak, and dread. The phrase “an inbuilt fault” itself is an examination of the inherent and innate flaws that make us human – a visceral response to Westerman’s disillusionment with AI and social media during this time period. 

Through it all, the album is visceral and live-sounding, full of the sound of breath and the idiosyncratic gestures of acoustic instruments. It creates a spatial feeling, sounding like musicians assembled in a room, passing evolving ideas back and forth. Co-produced with producer and percussionist James Krivchenia (Big Thief), and featuring an extended crew of Los Angeles associates, 'An Inbuilt Fault' exhibits music that is heavier and more sonically daring than Westerman’s previous releases, and it is the most adventurous and unselfconscious songwriting of Will Westerman’s career.

‘An Inbuilt Fault’ follows Westerman’s acclaimed 2020 debut ‘Your Hero Is Not Dead,’ a graceful and self-reflective project which earned him a spot as one of the most talked about new artists of the year thanks to profiles from Pitchfork (‘Rising’), Stereogum (‘Artist To Watch’), and Rolling Stone (‘Artist You Need To Know’)."

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Give 5:39 Buy


  2. 2 Idol RE run 3:31 Buy

    Idol RE run

  3. 3 I Catullus 3:50 Buy

    I Catullus

  4. 4 CSI Petralona 4:25 Buy

    CSI Petralona

  5. 5 Help Didnt Help At All 3:37 Buy

    Help Didnt Help At All

  6. 6 A Lens Turning 6:38 Buy

    A Lens Turning

  7. 7 Take 3:39 Buy


  8. 8 An Inbuilt Fault 6:45 Buy

    An Inbuilt Fault

  9. 9 Pilot Was A Dancer 6:18 Buy

    Pilot Was A Dancer


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