THE PATTERN THEORY
The Pattern Theory (valeot 011 CD)
Recorded nocturnally in a disused office space in East Berlin, this is The Pattern Theory's self-titled debut album. Focussed on eloquence and detail, they managed to make complication sound effortless and in doing so, to open up a new perspective on minimal harmonies and melodies. Their songs consist of a few main phrases which are constantly altered and rearranged, creating a pattern-like structure. With influences ranging from Tortoise to Steve Reich to 70s smooth rock, the album's sound is enriched with vibraphones, xylophones and various synthesizers.