Staples is an LP that almost bursts out of the limitations of the medium, its five tracks advancing in all directions for 54 minutes of dreamy, synthesized ecstasy. To dive in is to lose yourself in compositions without outlines: beats that spread out, colonizing like an airborne virus, riffs that coalesce around a warm ambient hum and dissolve in the rattle of burning electronics. If you like kosmische musik and own a few albums from Phaedra-era Tangerine Dream, Staples is an album that will fit very near to them on your shelf. In fact, it’s staggering how well Pato y Pato captures the aesthetic of ’70s proto-electronica on Staples. Made outside of the box, the music of Pato y Pato feels alive, it has an air of spontaneity and a sometimes unearthly sound that is, nevertheless, comprehensively human.
-5 Mag, #175
released July 25, 2019
All tracks by Pato y Pato
Recorded Nov 2018- Feb 2019 at Less & Less, Detroit, MI
This record was made with an all-hardware setup that included a bunch of uncooperative synths. Thanks for coming by and checking it out.