Pattern Is Movement / All Together
Album: All Together   Collection:General
Artist:Pattern Is Movement   Added:Apr 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-13 Pull Date: 2008-09-14
Week Ending: Sep 7 Aug 31 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 14, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah
Peach Trees
4. Sep 02, 2008: I once was Canadian
Trolley Friend
2. May 01, 2009: KZSU All Stars Present: The Ornithology Hour
5. Aug 27, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
3. Feb 27, 2009: Pants Down in the Oval Office
Sound Of Your Voice
6. Aug 01, 2008: Stud Eye
Trolley Friend

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2008-05-26
Avant-emo-ish, avant-math-ish music similar in some sense to Supersystem, Psapp and the Postal Service. (Even a song or two are more like Free Design-ish bands). Definitely upbeat, very involved arrangements that are good for your ‘inner geek’. Sorry, but this review is not going to be as good as Matt Rubin’s review of an earlier Pattern Is Movement album from 2 years ago which should definitely be referenced. I probably don’t like this as much as Mr. Rubin liked the earlier record, as at times I think the songs are like reading Waiting For Godot, but by no means is that true all the time. One thing I will say is that Pattern Is Movement is a very appropriate name for this outfit. Track 8 is by far the best track, I also like 4,5,9. Songs tend to be short.

BRIEF notes:

1 Appropriate beginning track
4 Emo-klezmer?!
5 Piano-cinematic
6 Free Design-ish
8 Fast and plaintive, the speed almost contradicting the tone
9 Slower, somewhat pensive
10 Nice motif of a sort of synth-keyboard repeated, nice other sounds in a repetitive, sing-song 2nd half.

Track Listing
1. Bird   6. Sound Of Your Voice
2. Peach Trees   7. Jenny Ono
3. Trolley Friend   8. Sylvia
4. Right Away   9. Brown And Hard Curtains
5. Sea Captain   10. Elephant