Pattern Is Movement - Pattern Is Movement
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  • Summary: This is the fourth full-length release for the Philadelphia experimental pop duo of drummer Chris Ward and keyboardist/vocalist Andrew Thiboldeaux.
  • Record Label: Hometapes
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    90
    Pattern Is Movement is over before the listener is ready to be left alone. Not since Kid A has an album used its last song to create such an intense engagement with subsequent silence.
  2. Apr 9, 2014
    80
    Re-invented and fully assured, Pattern is Movement is a band that can do what it wants. One can’t argue with Pattern is Movement’s results.
  3. Apr 9, 2014
    70
    Pattern Is Movement display their visions of skewed pop in bold, vivid colors, with faint echoes of their mathy past buried but still audible through the walls of joyous noise.
  4. 60
    The fact that Pattern Is Movement defies genres is both its strength and its downfall.
  5. Apr 18, 2014
    60
    An enticing record emerges, boasting intricate instrumental latticework with the smoldering focus of slow jams. [No. 108, p.57]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Jun 30, 2014
    6
    Pattern Is Movement exhibits interesting concepts, but some repetition that becomes monotonous (also a poor choice of autotune). Strong points involve crooner vocals and odd instrumentation. At times it sounds like a barbershop quartet took acid, and I like that.

    However, the autotune was a bold misstep, and some songs are literally a phrase and a string swell over and over.

    "Light of the World" is both appealing in concept, and dynamic enough.
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