GZH55 || June 2014 || LP / CD / Download
LP || 180g heavyweight LP comes in a beautiful matte finished sleeve.. Includes a free instant download of the entire album.
CD || Housed in a 4 panel matte finished digifile sleeve. Includes a free instant download of the entire album.
DIGITAL || Visit our Bandcamp page to purchase digital items in Lossless/MP3 format.
All orders from the Gizeh Store receive an instant download of bonus track Grows Wings.
Contour Lines is the debut album from Shield Patterns. Following on from critically lauded lead single Dust Hung Heavy,Contour Lines carries the listener deeper into their world. Each track is laden with the kind of dark atmospherics most groups take years to unearth.
Here, the fragility of Brentnall’s early demos remains, but finds itself imbued with a richness of sound that can only come from studious soul searching and a cathartic creative process. The vulnerability of her intensely personal lyrics is tempered with highly processed strings, subby bass-lines, and ambient passages that brood as much as they shimmer. Lines between aesthetic and content are blurred, so that singer and song are intertwined.
HIT THE FLOOR 9/10
"Sexy, intricate, menacing, haunting, and quite frankly hypnotic – Shield Patterns have arguably released what could be the best electronic album of the year. Even more so, this is possibly one of the best debut albums that has been committed to record in a long, long time"
THE SKINNY ★★★★★
"Ten songs that carry enough charge to burn a hole in your heart. Contour Lines is immense."
"Dark, brooding, heartfelt minimalism"
SLATE THE DISCO
“Make no mistake; this work still fits within the confines of pop, broadly defined, but when it exceeds those boundaries it does so qualitatively rather than quantitatively. You’d be a fool to approach this without a good set of headphones.”
2. Contour Lines
3. Ghost Words
4. Dust Hung Heavy
5. The Rule
6. Dead Air
7. Present State
8. Ruby Red