Mind Patterns by Steve Bicknell
Released 27/04/2018 on FatCat Records
Steve Bicknell presents ‘Mind Patterns’ – a 3 track EP of brand new music on his own 6dimensions imprint.
This is frenetic high-octane techno of the highest pedigree, with added conceptual ideas based around Steve’s thoughts on human mind patterns, and how these patterns can be hard to change.
Bouncy bass, repetitive funk, hiss and acid squelch drive ‘Patterns Of Suppression’, which in Steve’s words is “based on a human cycle of suppression, how things can rarely change when in this repetitive cycle, and how difficult it can be to abruptly awaken from this mindset. The cycle can usually be broken by subtly shifting patterns over time.”
‘Preset Minds’ has an engine-like, propulsive and cyclic quality akin to a motor or a speedboat bouncing fast over waves. Steve comments enigmatically that it was “produced with a view of recognisability, something familiar from past teachings, which is then perceived to be known.”
‘Vein Injection’ was “recorded around my thoughts on producing an unfamiliar sound and frequency that has an immediate impact, driving one towards an awakened state.” A hard, fast electric shock, it’s essentially the audio equivalent of being trepanned into a higher state – by a power drill to the cranium.