THE PATTERN FORMS
A collaboration between Mercury nominated alt. rock crew Friendly Fires and electronic outfit The Advisory Circle sounds like an inspired pairing, and so it goes for THE PATTERN FORMS. Comprising Ed Macfarlane and Edd Gibson from the band alongside electronic musician Jon Brooks (who also records under the moniker King of Woolworths), the project was sparked by a shared love of soundtracks and 70s/80s electronic library music.
Following the fruitful sessions that produced a debut single for Ghost Box’s Other Voices singles series in 2015, the trio released first album ‘Peel Away The Ivy’ to a warm reception last October. Balancing pop hooks and sonic experimentation, the group deftly mix electronics with beautiful kosmische and pastoral instrumentals redolent of Boards of Canada, Four Tet and The Blue Nile.