MUTEKLIVE094 - Patricia
NOCTURNE 4 :: HIT THE (UNDER)GROUND RUNNING
Saturday, May 30 - Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
While his cryptic moniker dodges detection by sophisticated search engines, this Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based hardware techno helmer first caught the ears of New York’s underground with his hiss loaded, dazzlingly dissonant, plodding yet pulsating rhythms. A self avowed gear nerd (which explains his day job at Brooklyn modular synth shrine Control), Max Ravitz’s texture tinkering Body Issues cassette (later reissued on Opal Tapes) became one of the most critically lauded debuts of 2013, receiving justified hurrahs for its malleable layers of house haze. This purveyor of groovy ambience followed that up with last year’s melodically skittering Side Piece EP on Ghostly sublabel Spectral Sound. Besides Patricia, Ravitz also collaborates with a number of like minded analog techno producers: with Jahiliyya Fields on the L.I.E.S. affiliated, darkly psychedelic duo Inhalants; with NGLY on the acid tinged Taxes project; and with fellow Opal Tapes labelmate ARP as Masks, dispensing an unremitting stream of shuffling basslines. For his debut festival appearance, Patricia has plotted an outbreak of woozy patterns care of an all hardware live set.
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