RIYL: Alessandro Cortini, Eleh

Label: Important Records

Modular synth composer Caterina Barbieri has unveiled Patterns Of Consciousness, her first vinyl record after her debut “Vertical” on Important Records’ cassette label Cassauna. No surprise Alessandro Cortini likes it so much as it has a lot in common with his own “Forse 1-3” series. The limited-to-200 transparent blue vinyl is an exclusive on Important Records’ mailorder. It’s quite expensive, but it’s due to Important Records’ high standards for vinyl records.

Patterns Of Consciousness is the powerful second full-length album from analog synth composer Caterina Barbieri. Gorgeous high resolution analog textures and algorithmic melodies unfold under Barbieri’s careful control, exploring the basic nature of sound and consciousness. These pieces are minimal in arrangement but maximal in presence, asserting Barbieri as a unique voice in contemporary electronic music composition. Highly recommended to fans of Alessandro Cortini and Eleh.

“Patterns Of Consciousness finds Caterina Barbieri at her best, elegantly moving between melodically pleasant yet twisted sequences and comforting, reassuring sonic spaces. Every piece, while given a singular identity, is part of the bigger picture: a work of art that will push you, pull you, and then eventually leave you with your back against the wall once you get to the last track. ” Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails)

The Details

First edition pressing of 500 double LPs packaged in a gatefold jacket. An edition of 200 sets on transparent blue vinyl is available for Important mailorder customers.

Price $38

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