Loud Patterns

Makeness - Loud Patterns
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Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #520 / 716
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Based on 13 ratings
April 6, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Label
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Northern Transmissions
Using a mastery of club energy and a fearlessness in sonic boundary-pushing Molleson hits highs more often than lows.
The Skinny

Closing track aside, everything else on Loud Patterns is threaded through with intriguing noises and the kind of urgency you can only get from a live band, making for quite a unique sounding dance record which sits comfortably on the shelf alongside the likes of Caribou and Gold Panda.

The first full-length album from the British songwriter and producer Kyle Molleson is dark and dissonant, electronic rock that captures the thrum of cities and the solitude of the country.
Molleson's tracks typically sound loose and spontaneous, with trippy effects flying like sparks and new ideas entering the mix on a frequent basis, but it's clear that a lot of careful thought and controlled experimentation went into the conception of these songs.
There's no question Molleson is talented. After all, it takes more than a knack to straddle the worlds of indie pop and experimental electronic music. But it's a tough act to balance, and demands more of the average listener.
It’s an album brimming with vigour and ideas from start to finish, and likely set to be one of the UK’s most engaging debuts this year.
Loud and Quiet
Under the guise of Makeness, his debut record is aptly titled as it’s filled with in-your-face, flat-out bombastic production. It’s also massively flawed due to a sonic identity crisis.
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Track List

  1. Loud Patterns
  2. Fire Behind the Two Louis
  3. Who Am I to Follow Love
  4. Stepping Out of Sync
  5. Gold Star
  6. The Bass Rock
  7. Day Old Death
  8. Rough Moss
  9. Our Embrace
  10. 14 Drops
  11. Motorcycle Idling
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Added on: February 16, 2018