- WARPCD246CD £10.00
- WARPLP246Long Player £18.00
Warp Records release ‘ESTOILE NAIANT’, the new album from visionary musician and producer, patten.
The new album forms a key turning point in patten’s catalogue, connecting the dots between early self-released CDRs of delicately interlocking instrumentals and highly textured and detailed beat-led compositions explored on 2013’s surprise ‘EOLIAN INSTATE’ EP.
The new full length sees patten step out of the shadows and into a full focus as a British producer of impending resonance.
Where rare forces like Bjork, Sade, Tricky, Ramelzee and Steve Reich have fused an immersion in the avant garde with a sympathy for the everyday language of the radio, the club, the boombox, the Walkman; patten speaks in a musical language that makes these distinctions seem permeable once again. This clarity of approach and distinctive melodic and rhythmic sensibility sees a psychedelically-tinged pop characteristic shine through his forward-thinking sonics.
The on-going visual collaborations with artist Jane Eastlight further express this generous, outward reaching, satisfyingly mind-altering approach, with sleeve artwork, videos and even apparel developing and extending the characteristics of the music into all avenues of contemporary culture.
patten’s world is without boundaries or genre, and instead is one which has the lysergic experience of what it is to be a living breathing human here, now, today at its core.