|Available Formats||No. of Tracks||Price||Buy|
|12" Vinyl Album||12 tracks||£13.99|
|Download Album (mp3)||12 tracks||£5.00|
|Download individual tracks||from £0.79|
patten - GLAQJO XAACSSO
Heady, raw and visceral, patten's first widely available release - pronounced "glack-geut zack-so"* - is a maverick work of genius straight out of the London leftfield.
Working out from a space somewhere between early house, Factory Records and post punk, Warp's mid-90s catalogue, shoegaze, Musique Concrète, and 2000s Funktion One bass pressure, a myriad of forms unite into a rare, emotionally rich and euphoric whole with the precision worthy of a true auteur. This hallucinatory record is a truly unique and all-enveloping experience.
The highlights are many and shift with each listen. Opener 'Ice' wraps a brooding vocal sample around a delicious guitar hook, '& our wild paths intersect' sounds like a tech-noir version of a Kevin Shields dreamscape, 'Plurals' hangs a tropical mist over a Burial style concrete dub and 'Blush Mosaic' sees a hypnotic bassline emerge amongst swirling incantations.
A few touchstones: the dancefloor experimentation & emotional resonance of Arthur Russell; the splintering emotive noise of My Bloody Valentine; Autechre's ghost in the machine warm abstraction; Broadcast’s elegant futurity; the yearning tower block symphony of Goldie's 'Inner City Life'; anything Martin Hannett; the paranoid, dense soundspace of Tricky's 'Maxinquaye'; J Dilla’s clipped loops and saturated samples; Drexciya's aquatic liquified sonics; London's fragmented post-millenial dance music continuum, Steve Reich's 'Music For 18 Musicians', too many to mention, the list should go on… all of these, but none of these.
Like it’s title, patten’s LP appears as if from some parallel world; prismatic and mirage-like, soaked in the searing heat of urgency.
'Remarkable. One of the year’s most exciting debuts.' - FACT
'Among the albums of the year' - Boomkat
'Excellent' - the Quietus
'9/10' - Drowned In Sound
'4/5' - Resident Advisor
12" Vinyl Album (NPIP027)
- patten - Ice
- patten - Crown 8vo
- patten - Words collided
- patten - a.m./soft focus
- patten - Blush mosaic
- patten - & our wild paths intersect
- patten - Fire dream
- patten - Peachy swan
- patten - Out the coast
- patten - Ndi bem
- patten - Plurals
- patten - Rubylith film
Download Album (NPIP027)
|Track Number||Track Name||Track Length||Price||Buy|
|2||Crown 8vo||1m 2s||£0.79|
|3||Words collided||3m 20s||£0.79|
|4||a.m./soft focus||2m 23s||£0.79|
|5||Blush mosaic||4m 25s||£0.79|
|6||& our wild paths intersect||3m 45s||£0.79|
|7||Fire dream||5m 12s||£0.79|
|8||Peachy swan||1m 25s||£0.79|
|9||Out the coast||4m 42s||£0.79|
|10||Ndi bem||3m 6s||£0.79|
|12||Rubylith film||1m 18s||£0.79|
|Entire MP3 Download Album (12 tracks)||£5.00|
- MP3 format technical details
- These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.