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The Pattern Theory - EP1

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EP1 by The Pattern Theory
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(2 reviews) 9/10

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8/10 according to on Thu 20 Nov, 2008

The drummer from The Declining Winter has his own band and in between being beaten to within an inch of his life for missing beats by the Right honourable REV Adams he has found the time to release an EP. On CD. They're called The Pattern Theory and the first time this got played in the office we thought it was well Thrill Jockey. EP1 is all very Chicago sounding mathsy clever post/ pre whatever you call it rock. Widdly maths gear which reminds me of bands like The Dylan Group, Tortoise, Mice Parade etc. Comes in a nice brown cardboard recycled sleeve. Brown is the new black and while it's decimating black it's also the new white. This is the first time a non primary colour has taken both black and whites mantle.

10/10 according to on

Great band! Post-rock style with some noodling math rock to boot. Think Do Make Say Think meets King Crimson perhaps? I highly recommend!

Press release

The Pattern Theory were originally founded in Leeds, England in 2006 by
Carl Carlson, Lukas Creswell-Rost and James Yates. Sharing a common love
for Tortoise, King Crimson and Don Caballero, they strive to create a sound
that is experimental but always tuneful. By early 2007 the band started
playing numerous local shows with then bassist Danny Laycock.

This is their first EP, "EP1" and since its release The Pattern Theory have
set out on a nationwide UK tour. This led them to Radio One airplay and
higher-scale gigs, such as joining Damo Suzuki (Can) on stage during his
world tour. Recently, The Pattern Theory have relocated to Berlin, Germany,
where they are currently rehearsing new material for an upcoming release.

WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
"...very promising...like Yo La Tengo in mellow mode doing an Ali Farka
Toure tribute."
THE GUARDIAN

"With elements of post,math and even dance-tinged rock in their repertoire,
this band are defnitely walking the walk outside of the regulation box."
DROWNED IN SOUND

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