Firecracker (Fudge Fingas, Vakula) present this EP of slightly somnambulant techno from Other Lands. The lime-and-pomegranate cover artwork for Pattern Transform provides an apt metaphor for the record - dreamy and hazy, yet also full of potent textures and some garish sounds. A-sides ‘Descent Into Nasqueron’ and ‘Chapel Perilous Closed’ are sort-of-danceable numbers that will also sound good zoning out to in your bedroom. The scuttling beatwork of the former, especially when set against the slightly-too-distorted-for-comfort synths, is particularly interesting. ‘Late Feeling Yourself’ is the most obvious club fodder, and again the creepy synths sound like an exercise in bizarro-Balearicism. Overall Pattern Transform most recalls the likes of Pye Corner Audio - tuneful and groovy, yet with a feeling that something unexpected lurks around every corner.
Vinyl, EPOut of stock
Digital Track List
- 1 Descent into Nasqueron Other Lands 8:56 Buy
- 2 Chapel Perilous Closed Other Lands 6:38 Buy
- 3 Late Feeling Yourself Other Lands 7:48 Buy
- 4 A Paddle Around the Drowned World Other Lands 4:35 Buy