Manchester’s electric troupe PATTERNS have just released a new video for ‘Blood’, their second single release a few days earlier this month. The video was directed by Sam Alder & Toby Potter (Plastic Zoo/ MCR Scenewipe).
Accompanying the track is a totally unique video experiment; “The song originally came from a visual idea so it seemed obvious that video would be an integral part of the project”. Working in collaboration with MCR Scenewipe they developed experimental video techniques in order to express this vision. Combining salvaged VHS equipment with modern technology they’ve created an audio-visual experience almost without peer. “We’d been researching old video synth stuff for a while when Sam Alder from Scenewipe came across all these video feedback loops where you can create infinite fractal patterns by just filming a TV. Using old VHS cameras and video mixers we were able to feed footage into the feedback loops creating surreal psychedelic visions of our own”
The resulting video aesthetic also forms the basis for the 7” artwork which was created and put together by the band themselves.
Blood – The second single from Patterns. Released July 9th on melodic:
“A heady collision of blissed-out vocal echoes and shimmery weirdness” NME
“Patterns boast superior depth and musicianship… it’s easy to get totally lost in the mix of ethereal sounds and shapes” The Fly