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Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 2:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: A.M. Architect - Pattern Language

Courtesy URBNET.

BOSTON, MA - Keeping with the style of their 2009 release Road To The Sun, A.M. Architect's Diego Chavez and Daniel Stanush create sample-based electronic music. The duo plays and arranges original bass, guitar and piano atop echoing percussion on the first of two EP's released this year: Pattern Language is a soulful 26-minute EP that is both ambient and energetic, beat-driven and delicate.

The name of the album comes from Christopher Alexander's 1977 urban design book, "A Pattern Language." The book's hypertext format encourages us to collaborate, and examines how our environments and ideas form networks and patterns. A.M. Architect came across the book and discovered that they were generating patterns by way of their recording process. We'd record ideas really quickly," says Stanush, "some piano, bass, guitar... and then immediately flip it into something new. Then wed record more ideas on top and flip it again, ending up with 5 or 6 different compositions from the same source material. Some of those ideas became new songs, and the process would start over."

With each idea spawning a new song, the album resides somewhere between hauntingly cinematic, folk-electronica and chillout music.

In the coming months, A.M. Architect will make it easy for listeners to contribute to the pattern language. Select song parts, loops and rhythms will be made available for the audience to create their own songs and remixes, collaboratively re-designing the way they listen to the album.

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