On the flood plain where James Murray grew up, twin rivers rose each winter fed by rainfall from nearby Welsh mountains. Breaking their banks they swept over pastures and hedgerows, tore at the fabric of the land and isolated villages. In a makeshift studio on high ground, James first explored sound using scavenged instruments and homemade electronics. "Floods" is a return to that landscape, an acknowledgment of its impact on James' nature and a celebration of the destructive and regenerative power of the waters. It is also an attempt by the artist to reconcile with his own personal floods, those mental waters that rise to submerge the will, that can at times be opposed and must at others be allowed to overwhelm. James Murray's delicate music is genre indifferent, emotionally charged and meticulously produced. He first found favour with pioneering label em:t records before releasing the critically acclaimed "Where Edges Meet" in 2008. "Floods" is the second release for Slowcraft Records, a new platform for unhurried, unusual productions of integrity, honesty and depth.