The rise and fall of the West Midlands industrial sector largely influenced Mark E as he lived there growing up. The album's title itself, Product of Industry, is a nod to that, as he explained in a press release:

"The name lies in the manufacturing past of the area I grew up, [and] the manufacturing past of my family. [It references] how the decline of industry in the Midlands UK changed the landscape physically and socially — I'm now a music producer and DJ, and this is totally different to my grandparents who were truck drivers and sheet metal workers. [The title discusses] how things have changed, and it's also about how I came to be in this position, due to the current global financial situation. I lost my job due to it, [which led to me] trying out music — and here I am, a product of industry, both currently and historically."

For all the history laced into the record, it sounds decidedly modern and mechanistic. It was recorded almost entirely on analog equipment, which is a departure from his last record Stonebreaker that was done 100% digitally. Product of Industry is out on 28 April through Ghostly International, and you can pre-order your copy at their webstore.

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