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The Crack Magazine



Michael Baines is a stalwart of the Teesside music scene – having been a musician, sound engineer, gig promoter and more – and WOOLCRAFT is his solo project of which ‘Y.Y.U.Y.B’ is his seventh release. He likes to operate in those little gaps that exist between art-pop and avant-garde electronica, with percussive samples very much in evidence alongside a grab-bag of interesting beats and vocals. It’s very accessible, despite all the invention, and this release has the maverick wonky charm of someone like Richard Dawson. DP

Out now, self release