FACT mix 285: Patten

By , Sep 23 2011


Our latest mix is a swampy slice of cramped electronic nirvana by Patten, whose GLAQJO XAACSSO is one of the most promising electronic albums we’ve heard this year.

Released on No Pain in Pop, GLAQJO doesn’t yet present Patten as the finished article, but some of its tracks – which recall mid-’90s Warp-style electronica, the weirdest corners of the modern house spectrum (think Andy Stott, Actress and Kassem Mosse), and at times classic shoegaze – are absolutely glorious. As Steve Shaw put it in his review for FACT, most importantly it “presents a particular kind of unbridled, frenzied passion” that’s thin on the ground these days.

In a strange way, Patten’s FACT mix plays out like an extension of the album: there’s no Patten tracks present (or at least listed below), but everything here – from the manic quasi-surf rock of ’88 Pixies to the vaudeville sex house of Bakey USTL’s ‘A Tender Places’, via Autechre, Seefeel, Oval and more – has been heavily layered, cramped and compressed into Patten’s particular sound world, and sounds all the more thrilling for it.


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Tracklist:

Jim O’Rourke – I’m Happy – I’m Happy and I’m Singing and a 1, 2, 3, 4 (2001)
Pixies – Bone Machine – Surfer Rosa (1988)
Seefeel – More Like Space – More Like Space EP (1993)
Sweet Exorcist – Clonk (Freebass) (1990)
Ross 154 – Until My Heart Stops (2010)
DEVO – Whip it – Freedom of Choice (1980)
Mouse on Mars – Schnick-Schnack (feat. Laetitia Sadier) – Cache Coeur Naïf (1997)
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere – Tango in the Night (1987)
Polmo Polpo – Kiss Me Again and Again (2005)
Rhythm is Rhythm – Strings of Life (1987)
Broadcast – I Found The F – Tender Buttons (2005)
Bakey USTL – A Tender Places – EP1 (2010)
Arthur Russell – Lucky Cloud – World of Echo (1986)
Yearning Kru – Galark Seas – Diyadh (2011)
Lifetones – Good Side – For A Reason (1983)
Vanity 6 – Make Up – Vanity 6 (1982)
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control – Peel Sessions (1986)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) – Before Today (2010)
My Bloody Valentine – To Here Knows When – Loveless (1991)
Heather Society – Crossing The Rubicon (2011)
Aphex Twin – On – On EP (1993)
Arch M – mlk jr blvd – Land Huxt (2010)
Micachu – Hardcore – Jewellery (2009)
Autechre – Recury – Chiastic Slide (1997)
Oval – Lens Flared Capital – Dok (1998)
Sculpture – 2 – Slime Code (2011)
Life Without Buildings – Philip – Any Other City (2000)
Caribou – Dundas, Ontario – Start Breaking My Heart (2001)
Universal Swimsuit – excerpt – The Headshaker (yoshimitsu disintegrating in front of a field of stone cows) (2011)
Madlib – Cold One – Madvilliany 2: The Madlib Remix (2008)
Cocteau Twins – Fifty-Fifty Clown – Heaven or Las Vegas (1990)
The Slow Revolt – This Dark Matter (2010)

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