The new record from british producer patten is called glaqjo xaacsso, released in early october on no pain in pop. Last week, patten released his debut album on no pain in pop, the confusing titled glaqjo xaacsso, which we described as prone to mood swings, cuddling up to you with some boards of canadastyle loveliness one second then frothing at the mouth with overprogrammed intensity the next, with sinister voices low in the mix, replicating the fried gobbledygook that runs through your head. The live environment is a key site for exploring all sorts of ideas for every person there. Having come to prominence with glaqjo xaacsso, experimental electronic producer patten has just shared his fulllength debut for warp records. Payment security we take the security of our website and of your transactions extremely seriously. After 2011s acclaimed fulllength glaqjo xaacsso, released on no discomfort in pop, patten authorized with warp, where he released the ep eolian instate 20 as well as the recording estoile naiant 2014, the second option of which presented graphical design from regular visualartist collaborator jane eastlight.
A few months before, he collaborates with pal mike paradinas aka. Following two releases on kaleidoscope and the glaqjo xaacsso lp for the no pain in pop label, patten s production credentials have now been certified with a debut on warp records. Recordings were circulated among friends and at shows on minidisc and homeburnt cdr in limited editions. We invited him to talk us through the creative process, and share some of the concepts behind estoile naiant. Originally a solo project of just d, patten began releasing music in 2006. Or listen to our entire catalogue with our highquality unlimited streaming subscriptions.
The material that ended up in a temporarily fixed state on the ep is entirely part of the same continuum reaching past. Kaleidoscope curator, patten returns on this lushly disorienting and super handsome ep for warp. The record full of scrambled sounds you know from elsewhere feels like it could exist in a parallel universe. After the success of glaqjo xaacsso, patten began to rapidly release music. Its a sound patten s been edging towards since orbiting underground echelons with his releases for his own kaleidoscope label, and the excellent glaqjo xaacsso lp for no pain in pop, but we reckon few would have predicted quite how glorious this album would turn out, us included. After a pause in operations, the mysterious patten is emerging well, carefully shuffling out of the shadows the camerashy producer remains principally known for 2011 lp glaqjo xaacsso. It sounded as though the london producer was trying to cram five different songs into every threeminute chunk. Last week, patten released his debut album on no pain in pop, the confusing titled glaqjo xaacsso, which we described as prone to mood swings, cuddling up to you with some boards of canadastyle loveliness one second then frothing at the mouth with overprogrammed intensity the next, with sinister voices low in the mix, replicating the fried gobbledygook that runs through your head after too.
Glaqjo xaacsso traverses many different styles to make something of a sonic microcosm. London producer patten delivers his debut album for warp, his second lp and first fulllength since 2011s strangely psychedelic trip glaqjo xaacsso. Eolian instate, a new ep, announces this singular artists signing to electronic juggernaut warp records. Compared to previous patten releases, this one strips away some of the haze, resulting in something much tighter and more focused than the blownout, sidewaysglancing abstract techno of prior albums glaqjo xaacsso and. Did you come at the ep with a different angle to glaqjo xaacsso. Our latest mix is a swampy slice of cramped electronic nirvana by patten, whose glaqjo xaacsso is one of the most promising electronic albums weve heard this year. After a foundational quartet of tripped out warp releases, the classic no pain in pop debut glaqjo xaacsso, and the fabled limited cdrs before that, flex sees patten creating singular visions across music, design and visuals, entirely on his own terms. Psi is londonbased patten s third fulllength, second for warp, and first since becoming a duo rather than a solo project the two artists refer to themselves only as d and a. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from patten at the discogs marketplace.
However, while patten may benefit in the long run from some more focus, glaqjo xaacsso is refreshing for presenting a particular kind of unbridled, frenzied passion something music always. The londonbased electronic producer, whose identity was a mystery until it was revealed as. The first patten performances took place across london at alternative music venues like east london rock club the spitz, hackney roads 291 gallery and south londons utrophia project space. This new album seems set to turn avantgarde experimentalism and pop sheen on their heads in ever stranger permutations.
Released 26 september 2011 on no pain in pop catalog no. For some people it was a classic case of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what stuck. After 2011s acclaimed fulllength glaqjo xaacsso, released on no pain in pop, patten signed with warp, where he released the ep eolian instate 20 and the album estoile naiant 2014, the latter of which featured graphic design from frequent visualartist collaborator jane eastlight. Its a record drenched in excess sound its glitchy percussion and constantly shifting rhythms recall classic warp and planet mu material, while also bringing to mind modern explorers of similar textures like laurel halo and oneohtrix point never.
Many comparisons were made between glaqjo xaacsso and golden era warp, and though patten s reference points were mostly contemporaryupto. When patten s glaqjo xaacsso landed back in 2011, its dense sprawl worked for and against it. Its a large, chunky, landscape of composed, triggered, machinatic melodies riding and fattening the dark, thick mark between experimental music and dance. The track ndi bem from the album glaqjo xaacsso by patten in 2011. Glaqjo xaacsso is a fittingly obtuse name for london producer pattens debut ep. Glaqjo xaacsso is a fittingly obtuse name for london producer patten s debut ep. Five of the six tracks on eolian instate sound like theyve been made inside an old washing machine set to spin cycle thats been thrown off a cliff. We asked him to assemble a list of some of his favorite tracks. But glaqjo xaacsso is a work befitting of inevitable acclaim, as it is a debut as. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. New no pain in pop signing patten has recorded a rather excellent album, entitled, confusingly, glaqjo xaacsso no, us neither. Patten commits his 4th album of rugged idm, flex as the first release on his 555 5555 label with the pivotal 2011 lp glaqjo xaacsso and. Since dosing the waters with his unpronounceable glaqjo xaacsso lp for no pain in pop in 2011, patten s stepped back from releasing his own material and issued acclaimed and singular works by sculpture and karen gwyer on his kaleidoscope label in the meantime.1103 1242 1432 294 462 848 1371 336 569 1300 255 784 1528 1202 200 1528 374 616 1610 764 489 1295 1054 896 299 1279 250 1081 911 604 400 885 86