Pattern Theory, The / Pattern Theory, The
Album: Pattern Theory, The   Collection:General
Artist:Pattern Theory, The   Added:Jun 2011
Label:Valeot Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-11-20 Pull Date: 2012-01-22
Week Ending: Jan 15 Dec 4
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 08, 2012: Ghost Trees
Bell Curves
3. Nov 27, 2011: Everything.
Ideas Of Fun
2. Nov 29, 2011: Orangeasm All-Stars Special
Ideas Of Fun

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-10
The Pattern Theory/The Pattern Theory (3/5)

Post-rock, instrumental. Debut album of a Germany-based band under the influence of minimalism and groups like Tortoise.
Dreamy and narrative. You’re Alice in Wonderland, being suddenly taken from one place to another with no idea of where you’re headed. Heavy use of guitar effectors and electric synthesizers for background sound and most melody lines are played by clean-tone, twin electric guitars. Most songs have rather abrupt transition in the middle and irregular time signatures like 5/3, 7/4 are used in many tracks. (The beat repeatedly changes from 4 to 3. Think of some Radiohead songs)
The music is original but all tracks sound pretty similar and some transitions are rather abrupt.
Try 2, 4, 5, 6. All tracks FCC clean.

See back for individual track review.

#1: (6:55) Begins with heavy synthe sound with volume changes but changes to a dreamy mood. Repeated mix of simple melodies.
#2 * (5:22) Interesting guitar lines/arpeggios. 7/4 beat.
#3 (4:18)
#4 * (6:01) Narrative. Would sound good as a movie background music.
#5 * (3:43) Irregular beat. Cymbal drumming throughout the whole song.
#6 * (3:46) Impression of going around in a frame like the title.
#7 (5:18)
#8 (7:43)

Track Listing
1. Pyramid Schemes   5. Chevrons
2. Ideas Of Fun   6. Framed Fields
3. Coracles   7. Names For Places
4. Bell Curves   8. Adaptive Expectations