Several Shades Of The Same Color

This grouping of audio recordings is for aural use only. Any emotional content perceived herein is borne of its listener, and is in no way intended by its author. Any sounds resembling speech are not intended to convey meaning.

Several Shades Of The Same Color
is Patricia's first album for Spectral Sound — produced in conjunction with his own label Active Cultures.

Tips for listeners: consider the moment in which you exist; pay attention to how these sounds evoke physiological (rather than cognitive) responses. Listeners may find themselves deriving immense physical pleasure from exposure to these sounds. Inability to achieve such pleasure is likely attributable to over-analysis of the aforementioned audio content — or to improper amplification.

Each of Shades' three LPs features suites of tracks that, considered alone, comprise their own distinct, unique worlds. Disc One opens with "I Know The Face, But Not The Name," an unabashedly plaintive trip through classic electro rhythms; flip it over for "The Words Are Only Sounds," a haunting affair for synthesizer and voice. Disc Two's "The Electric Eye is Upon Me" swirls endlessly, while "Shiba Inu Dub" is cut for the floor and coy as its namesake. Disc Three's jackin' "Feel Your Body" will cause you to do just that; "German Friendship" sounds like D.A.F. on dissociatives.

Any emotional associations incurred while listening come at the listener's discretion. Furthermore, the identity of the author and/or their passions regarding the recordings herein shall bear no weight on the listener's experience. This body of work is not intended to generate ideas; rather, its goal is to produce physical sensations in the listener.

Taken altogether, Several Shades Of The Same Color is kaleidoscopic, a multi-faceted techno trip. Listen in full, or listen in part. And if you consider only one of these intermittent listening notes, make it this one: Don't think; just hear.

About Patricia

Max Ravitz is an accomplished designer of sounds and a composer of murky, melodic electronic music designed to elicit movement in the body. For the past several years, Ravitz has been a fixture in...check out Patricia's page and other releases

  • Spectral Sound
  • SPC-138
  • formats:
  • 3xLP/Digital
  • release date:
  • July 14, 2017
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1I Know The Face, But Not The Name
2Liminal States
3Speed Wagon Night Bride
4The Words Are Just Sounds
5It Gets Worse At Night
6Deku Tree
7The Electric Eye Is Upon Me
8Étant Donnés
9Thoughts Of You
10Shiba Inu Dub
11You Never Listen
12Feel Your Body
13German Friendship
14Alternate Mindset
15Upper Peninsula (ft. Terekke)
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