NO PAIN IN POP
somewhere between early house, factory records, post punk, warp's mid-90s catalogue, shoegaze & musique concrete.
patten’s debut release is heady, raw & visceral, ‘glagjo’ pronounced "glack-geut zack-so" - is a maverick work of genius straight out of the london leftfield. a myriad of forms unite into a rare, emotionally rich & euphoric whole. a few touchstones: the dancefloor experimentation & emotional resonance of arthur russell; the splintering emotive noise of mbv; 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 & saturated samples; drexciya's aquatic liquefied sonics; london's fragmented post-millenial dance music continuum & steve reich's 'music for 18 musicians'. prismatic & mirage-like, soaked in the searing heat of urgency.