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Metapattern

Metapattern aka Peter Trimbacher is an experienced studio and live producer from Australia’s northern city of Brisbane.

 

Lecturing in sound design and live performance for just under a decade is the premiere influence in approach to music making and performing. Successive iterations of live performance systems have steadily lead from pre-programmed assets to increasingly improvised rhythmic elements which are manipulated live in response to the vibe and energy of the space. 

 

The duality between sound design and performance is incorporated in the studio where workflow is split between careful and precise digital editing of audio and the sometimes chaotic world of modular synthesis and sequencing. 

 

 ‘Unification Algorithm’ is a well rounded, developed, intricate and compelling 3 tracker debut release with bonus remixes from the masterful Ground Loop and Lateral. These tracks have all of the patience of an experienced and subtle hand. Well timed rises and falls and cleverly disguised drop outs make for an astute and articulate EP of techno from the leading edge of the blade.

Unification Algorithm

Metapattern

[MACH038]

Metapattern aka Peter Trimbacher is an experienced studio and live producer from Australia’s northern city of Brisbane.

Lecturing in sound design and live performance for just under a decade is the premiere influence in approach to music making and performing. Successive iterations of live performance systems have steadily lead from pre-programmed as- sets to increasingly improvised rhythmic elements which are manipulated live in response to the vibe and energy of the space.

‘Unification Algorithm’ is a well rounded, developed, intricate and compelling 3 tracker debut release with bonus remixes from the masterful Ground Loop and Lateral. These tracks have all of the patience of an experienced and subtle hand. Well timed rises and falls and cleverly disguised drop outs make for an astute and articulate EP of techno from the leading edge of the blade.

Descendance
A congruent, head down, arse up, dance floor filler. Swirling intricate delays, driven and well weighted drums, plenty of high end appeal derived from metallic rhythm layers. Descendance into a chaotic battle for existence, anticipation, preparation and action building into a heightened tension and subsequent return to continuance. A siren calls at the beginning as a battle warning and again as the peak of tension is reached.

Rotation
Arpeggiated, stuttering 16ths, compelling and alluring atonal melodic notes, patient, willing and captivating techno. Filled with builds, down lifters and transitional elements. A downward motion of the baseline imitates a relaxation of the body. A repeating shimmering call tolls like a bell ringing in the increasingly dynamic trip which blossoms into a mind melting hyper expansion.

Osmosis
Recorded live in one take and slightly edited. - Odd length 303 sequence creates a forward moving direction. An imagined mixing of cultures in a modern city, the movement from start to to finish sees each colour dynamically change as if exploring its existence within the larger unified experience.

Osmosis (Lateral Remix)
Luscious and full drums, well dispersed pads and captivating acid synth line: bouyant, weightless, floating.

Descendance (Ground Loop Remix)
Big pads beguile with an invitation into the float tank before well executed crescendos lay waste to the dream state with an edgy techno awakening.
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Unit

Machine Label welcomes it’s first UK based release courtesy of UNIT (Mark Dressler and John Ford). The duo formed in 2017 to explore directions in techno. Drezz and John have been working in various genre's of electronic music for over 20 years. What these are remains a mystery, as UNIT are not letting the cat out of the bag. We’re more than happy to remain shrouded in mystery for it is  clearly evident in the production quality that UNIT have served their time. This is what caught our immediate attention and why we’ve rushed this Ep to release. 

Clean, crisp and darkly compulsive is the MO for UNIT. There is a maturity to their production that speaks volumes of the duo’s experimentation across genres and years. This, their first EP on Machine Label will appeal to well seasoned and tired techno ears. Driven and compelling and full of international intrigue, there’s a mission being undertaken here, something, with a bit of MI5 about it. A foreboding sense mystery; think of this EP as the techno embodiment of a cigarette smoking shadowy figure caught under a street lamp in the predawn mist. 

Exposition

Unit

[MACH039]

Clean, crisp and darkly compulsive is the MO for UNIT. There is a maturity to their production that speaks volumes of the duo’s experimentation across genres and years. This, their second EP on Machine Label will appeal to well seasoned and tired techno ears. Driven and compelling and full of international intrigue, there’s a mission being undertaken here, something, with a bit of MI5 about it. A foreboding sense mystery; think of this EP as the techno embodiment of a phantom figure caught under street light in the predawn mist.

UNIT are a tight outfit. No doubt. This EP is a fitting follow up to their Machine Label debut, Surge [MACH036] back in August 2017. UNIT (Mark Dressler and John Ford). The duo formed in 2017 to explore directions in techno. Drezz and John have been working in various genre's of electronic music for over 20 years. What these are remains a mystery, as UNIT are not letting the cat out of the bag. We’re more than happy to remain shrouded in mystery for it is clearly evident in the production quality that UNIT have served their time.


1. Expo
A huge opener featuring steady pulsing kick drum providing the impetus and the bed. The track opens up with a growing string of glitch percussive elements, which slowly build into a swirling brutal cyclone, only to open up into eye of the maelstrom which is a whispering, melodic thing of beauty. This is a track in three parts; a telling testimony to what is about to unfold.

2. WRHL.
Another solid drum outing, this time with a recurrent electronic cry, pitched up and driving the momentum. Add in the UNIT signature of tight, telling and intriguing percussion, of heavily treated samples and sounds, the listening ear is left mystified at where and what and how. The underlying motif is an equally intriguing vocal sample that will leave you guessing.

3. Airtight.
Stripped back minimalist outing that relies on a steady build of groove with call and response left-right echoes, reverb and finally opening out into some deeply rhythmic patterns that could only be called funky. Enter the beautifully well weighted break down in the middle and giddy up on the back of that. This one is totally dance floor in an easygoing and contrasting way to the lead tracks.

4. Morbius.
Morbius is as deep as it gets in drone techno. Rolling across the 7 minute mark, this is a mystic tour through some kind of dreamscape that doesn’t stop to smell any roses and doesn’t relent on it’s momentum. Complex in it’s simplicity, textured in it’s smoothing, layered on a single plane. Put on a good pair of headphones, close your eyes and we’ll see you in next week.
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Lateral / Backroom Reality

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MOT3K

ORION

THE BLACK MOY

VINCENN

BLOOD & TEARS

GROUND LOOP

D-REX

ENCLAVE

G3D9

PETROU