GZH60 || March 2015 || CD / Download
LIMITED EDITION CD || Handmade, letter-pressed CD, made by Red Plate Press. A first edition of 500 CD's are be hand-numbered by the band. Includes a free, instant download of the EP.
Violet is a lovingly crafted progression from Contour Lines - the highly acclaimed debut album released in the Summer of 2014. The experimentation found there has been explored further to feature samples made from clicking bones, field recordings, heavy drones and a starker approach to production. On first listen the sound is more minimalistic than that debut album but multiple layers gradually reveal themselves over time. Brentnall’s vocals were singled out for particular praise in early reviews and she has refined her vision further here, with her lyrical concerns focussing on the intimacy of bodies (“drip-feeding” and “mouths”, for example) and her voice arranged into swirling loops like those which introduce and underpin final track ‘Monument’.
This is electronic music that juxtaposes warmth and cold, journeying from industrial to natural, from claustrophobic to expansive.
"sparingly crafted pieces of chamber chillwave, treading a careful path between emotion and enigma"
"Shield Patterns creates a fascinating universe unique to itself"
WHISPERIN & HOLLERIN
"Shield Patterns continue to forge their own singular and impressive path"
"Brentnall's voice is endearingly tentative in its own right, lending an off-kilter quality to match the skewed melodies that comprise the four tracks"
"They’re unsettlingly relaxing, as if they’re in on something you know nothing about... infinitely interesting."
3. Age Of Ice