The strangely blackened lo-fi synth dimension and the propulsive rhythmical density make this album its very own charm, ominously sonic, tripped out and with a discreet retro-futurist spell.
After a first self-titled opus signed in 2013, Pattern Behavior (aka Raab Codec & Elizabeth Virosa) are back with an utterly gorgeous minimal synth-kosmische soundscaping release. This new one is signed on the multifaceted modern electronic net label The Crime League (also responsible for noticeable releases from Dead Voices on Air, LPF12, Displacer et al).
The claustrophobic-darkened ambient vibe of the first offering is partly neglected in favor of enthralling digital spaced-out excursions. The whole trip is awesomely lysergic and deliciously menacing with many catchy synthesized vibes floating on the sounding surface. The album admits a lot of diversity, exploring successively tense and mysteriously absorbing IDM rhythmical electronics, sonic dubsteping grooves and cold waving minimal synth bliss with some rare moments of dreamily picturesque ambient. The self-titled track concludes this astral-cyber glitchy electronic voyage with an eloquent cosmic synthedelica piece which brings to the fore an incredible maelstrom of mesmeric electronic waves. A very immersive space ambient shimmer with a radical blissed out flavor.
The strangely blackened lo-fi synth dimension and the propulsive rhythmical density make this album its very own charm, ominously sonic, tripped out and with a discreet retro-futurist spell. With all the ingredients to convince fans of different modern electronic subgenres—from the weird pulsing collages of the DJing witch house school (Salem, First Flesh…) to the sci-fi orientated hypnotic electronic grooves of Brassica, Pye Corner Audio, Alessandro Parisi and to the pioneering electro-minimal waving textures of Conrad Schnitzler or Monoton—Collapsar is nicely done and recommended.
Collapsar is available on The Crime League.