Patten Explains His Influences Through 10 YouTube Clips

March 07, 2014 Recording Under the Influence

Seeing as how nothing is as it seems on patten’s recent dizzying releases for Warp Records—ESTOILE NAIANT and the loosely related EP, EOLIAN INSTATE—it makes perfect sense that the producer didn’t want to simply discuss five of his non-musical influences. The feature below is more of a rabbit hole read instead, tracing the path of 10 YouTube clips through further images and films that are clickable within the list patten sent us. Once you’re done digging through all that, feel free to explore patten’s audiovisual collaborations with artist Jane Eastlight. Between that and his cryptic Twitter feed, it’ll all make sense in the end; we think…

1. Full Court Shot (2012)

2. Zen Master Seung Sahn: “Wake up!” (1992)

3. V.S. Ramachandran on the Mirror Neuron Effect (2012)

4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Landing Scene) (1977)

5. U. Shrinivas & U. Rajesh – Raghupati Raghava Rajaram (2002)

6. Kasparov’s Calculations (1990)

7. Mark E. Smith Interview (1985) [see also]

8. Gymnopédie No.1 – Erik Satie (composed 1888) [see also]

9. Maya Angelou Interview (1982)

10. Leigh Bowery, Trojan, Rachel Auburn, Michael Clark “Getting Ready” (Hail the New Puritan 1985-86)


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