Several 12"s on the Traum
imprint followed in 2005, and Fake released his debut full-length, Drowning in a Sea of Love on Border Community
, in March of 2006. Garnering favorable comparisons to Boards of Canada
and Ulrich Schnauss
, the album was a critical success, earning rave reviews from Pitchfork and Mixmag, among others. Drowning in a Sea of Remixes (featuring reworks by Apparat
) followed, and Four Tet
remixed album track "You Are Here" in 2007.
Fake subsequently moved to London, and his second album Hard Islands appeared in 2009. The album was significantly more stripped-down and club-friendly than his debut, but still demonstrated his talents for sophisticated sound design. Third full-length Steam Days, featuring singles "Paean" and "Iceni Strings," followed in 2012. The album retained the club-focused energy and rough edge of its predecessor, but its tracks generally had shorter running times, and were more focused and concise. Fake and Wesley Matsell
started a label called Cambria Instruments
in 2014, debuting with a split 12", followed by Fake's Glaive EP in 2015.
In 2016, Fake signed to Ninja Tune
, having previously remixed Ninja Tune
-signed artist Dorian Concept
the previous year. Fake's first release for the label was Degreelessness, a collaboration with Prurient
, which was issued at the tail-end of the year. Providence, Fake's most experimental full-length to date, appeared in March of 2017. This was followed by two Providence Reworks EPs and the more dancefloor-oriented Sunder EP, which appeared in 2018. ~ Rob Theakston & Paul Simpson, Rovi