Having produced one of 2015's most absorbing LPs with The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now, FIS debuts on Subtext with the cinematic new album Patterns to Details.
New Zealander Oliver Peryman started off in the DnB world with his Cut Hands meets classic No-U era Ed Rush and Optical style jungle tempo bangers for Samurai Horo & Exit, with his productions slowly starting to melt into more abstract zones where drums began to be fossilised within the rich grainy detail of his murky electronics.
From Patterns To Details sees FIS explore nature’s more swampy patterns in sound. The album is bursting with textural scope, FIS' use of reverb and crescendo to produce the impression of everything conflating into one – overlapping the warped and distorted strings of ‘Root Collars’, or embellishing ‘Heart Wash’s’ drones with what sounds like shards colliding through the wind in the distance.
Having cut his teeth in jungle and electronica, FIS has constantly moved his sound forward, from sharp arrowheaded shots fired from Exit, Tri Angle & Loopy, and now with Patterns to Details finding FIS rubbing shoulders with the likes of Roly Porter, Emptyset and Paul Jebanasam, and right now we can't imagine this album sitting on a label whose sound would be of better company.