Following his debut almost a year ago, Rian Treanor makes an eagerly awaited return to the fold with the four tracker of future-shock electronica, Pattern Damage.
Where his debut moved elements of UKG and footwork into a MaxMSP sonic wormhole, Pattern Damage does the same with dub techno, noise and more oblique graph electro. Opener Pattern A1 takes a slick diamond back texture of grinding synth tones that add machinegun like shots through the middle to devastating future-gabba effect. Pattern A2 moves into more minimalist zones, rolling a strong chain reaction dub swerve to the tight geometry that holds it together. The Damage tracks move into more Senni styles that represent the sounds we imagine a meeting of minds like Jam City and Autechre making zero-gravity trance would spill forth.
Pattern Damage splices the DNA of early Warp techno, Diff Circles and G.T.K. & MC. Stone instrumentals to devastating effect and is an essential check for anyone into the above.