The new album from patten forms a key turning point in his catalogue. His first full-length for Warp following the textured and detailed beat-led compositions explored on 2013′ EOLIAN INSTATE EP. The new full length,Read More
Presumably hailing from London, although his background is shrouded in mystery, the enigmatic Patten — no capitalization — is a musician who produces experimental electronic music heavy on samples and layered textures. There Were Horizons, his debut album, was released on his Kaleidoscope label as a “pay what you like” digital download and as a mail-order CD packaged in a 7″ sleeve with a foldout poster. Sketching the Tesseract was released the following year in the same fashion. He gained recognition in 2009 when his track “Version [Test Mixxx]” made waves on Internet blogs; on May 14 of that year, Pitchfork named it Best New Track with comparisons to Liquid Liquid and LCD Soundsystem. After 2011’s Glaqjo Xaacsso, released on No Pain in Pop, Patten signed with Warp, where he released the EP Eolian Instate (2013) and the album Estoile Naiant (2014), the latter of which featured graphic design from frequent visual-artist collaborator Jane Eastlight.