Max Ravitz, aka Patricia states that ‘the synthesizer is designed to theoretically reproduce any imaginable structure of sound’ and that he was always more interested in sound design than being able to play well and that ‘the synthesizer allows for a slow and thoughtful approach towards crafting sound.’ He allows his machines to speak for themselves: ‘I occupy the role of a composer or conductor, in a sense, determining how the music sounds while employing my various instruments as the players.’ For the third and final installment of his new album Several Shades Of The Same Color, be prepared for yet more raw and gothic techno/house/EBM derivatives. From the darkly soulful early ’90’s techno of “You Never Listen”, to the very K. Alexi sounding acid house groove of “Feel Your Body” or the slow burning “German Friendship” which sounds like a D.A.F. record on -8. But he saves the best for last on what is probably the album’s finest moment of all: his collaboration with lo-fi house hero Terekke on the dreamy and evocative deep house jam “Upper Peninsula”.
Label: Spectral Sound – SPC-138, Active Cultures – A.Cult.02
Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
US, Jul 2017
Style: Electro, Techno, Ambient, Acid