PATTERNS OF CONSCIOUSNESS CATERINA BARBIERI IMPREC 2017 2 LP

Important Records

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Excerpts via Fact Mag

 

"...has an imperial, exacting beauty." (The Wire)

 

"It is extremely damn hard to establish a distinctive voice wielding only a synthesizer, but Barbieri has succeeded admirably at it. No one else sounds like this." (Brainwashed)

 

"...few albums have hit us as hard as Caterina Barbieri’s 70-minute opus, Patterns Of Consciousness. On her debut full-length, Barbieri commands tsunami-height waves of arpeggiated analog synths." (Fact Mag)

 

"Shows off her knack for compositional contortion, bending fibrous synth lines aroun one another in mammoth, labyrinthine braids, which breathe and collapse in swimming fractal-like arrangements." (Thump)

 

"Patterns Of Consciousness is the powerful second full length album from analog synth composer Caterina Barbieri. Gorgeous high resolution analog textures and algorithmic melodies unfold under Barbieri's careful control, exploring the basic nature of sound and consciousness. These pieces are minimal in arrangement but maximal in presence asserting Barbieri as a unique voice in contemporary electronic music composition. Highly recommended to fans of Alessandro Cortini and Eleh." (Important Records)

 

"Patterns Of Consciousness finds Caterina at her best, elegantly moving between melodically pleasant yet twisted sequences and comforting, reassuring sonic spaces. Every piece, while given a singular identity, is part of the bigger picture: a work of art that will push you, pull you, and then eventually leave you with you back against the wall once you get to the last track, «gravity that binds».” Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails)

 

“A pattern creates a certain state of consciousness. Once it is created, the pattern stands as an object exactly like the sound waves which generate it. We are at the same time inside and outside of the object. While being it, we observe it. Over time we become familiar with the inner structure of the pattern. We decode its gravitational centres, where our psycho-motor attention is attracted, where everything seems to be drawn  When a change in the pattern occurs it causes a perturbation of the previously established field of forces. This causes consciousness to fracture, potentially unfolding layers of perceptions we weren't aware of or simply suggesting that we access only a fraction of our psychic potential. The layered nature of consciousness and the relativity of perception are some of the biggest secrets we can experience through sound.” (Caterina Barbieri)

 

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 © 2017 Caterina Barbieri

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PATTERNS OF CONSCIOUSNESS CATERINA BARBIERI IMPREC 2017 2 LP

 © 2017 Caterina Barbieri