Contour Lines

by Shield Patterns

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    180g vinyl housed in a matte finished sleeve.

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HIT THE FLOOR 9/10
"Sexy, intricate, menacing, haunting, and quite frankly hypnotic – Shield Patterns have arguably released what could be the best electronic album of the year. Even more so, this is possibly one of the best debut albums that has been committed to record in a long, long time"

THE SKINNY ★★★★★
"Ten songs that carry enough charge to burn a hole in your heart. Contour Lines is immense."

Contour Lines is the debut album from Shield Patterns. Following on from critically lauded lead single Dust Hung Heavy,Contour Lines carries the listener deeper into their world. Each track is laden with the kind of dark atmospherics most groups take years to unearth.

Here, the fragility of Brentnall’s early demos remains, but finds itself imbued with a richness of sound that can only come from studious soul searching and a cathartic creative process. The vulnerability of her intensely personal lyrics is tempered with highly processed strings, subby bass-lines, and ambient passages that brood as much as they shimmer. Lines between aesthetic and content are blurred, so that singer and song are intertwined.

credits

released June 9, 2014

Written, recorded, mixed and produced by Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox with added production from Thinnen.

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Shield Patterns Manchester, UK

Shield Patterns is the Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox (A-Sun Amissa / The Rustle of the Stars / Glissando). Together they create intensely emotive music full of light and shade that's both melodic and incredibly detailed. It's a sound that is at once accessible and exploratory and ends up as a triumph of dreamily surreal contemporary music. ... more

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