Pattern Of Excel: in which Lee Bannon puts down the wild breaks of his last release in order to tunnel down into virtually ambient territory. Pattern Of Excel uses melodic guitar, wandering synth trails and all sorts of hovering drone sounds to achieve its aims. Released by Ninja Tune; the LP sleeve is embossed with Braille, by the way.
8/10 Laurie Staff review, 09 July 2015
Lee Bannon is Jacob Bannon’s chill brother, the one who decided to chop audio into lovely little worlds as a reaction to his brother’s angry angry ways. That’s bullshit, because J is actually a nice guy maybe. It’s also bull that they’re brothers, what a desperate joke. Lee does make samplyscapes though.
For this one, Lee Bannon releases on Ninja Tune because that’s where all the samply music goes. He’s very adept though, weaving things together with textural expertise, at odds with his more frantic beats of the past. Pattern of Excel reads (listens?) like a beat tape without many beats, the tunes being hissy, fairly short and numerous. It definitely works, the serenity of ‘Artificial Stasis’ speaking for the effectiveness of his sound-collages, becoming more dejected and fragmented on ‘Kanu’, while ‘Aga’ provides a synth string that you could drown in.
Oh, there’s the jungle! It takes until track 10 for things to get bizzee, the broken beats interspersed with broken voices and cavernous booms. Lee, I’m into this, your brother’s shit.
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