After the split of their previous band SCUM, and following a particularly inspiring trip to Dusseldorf to see their favourite band 'Kraftwerk' play a homecoming show, Astral Pattern formed in early 2013.
Whilst the Kraftwerk influence is apparent in the opening track ‘Properties Of Colour’ the EP finds it’s influences far less conventional, with loose nods to dreampop and motorik.
Immensely enjoyable. On the Shoegazer spectrum, Lowtide's song structures are an acknowledgement to the great Slowdive, using the feedback to create shimmering atmospheres. Beautiful and timeless. Mike Delejewski
I like Eidôlon, 3 Studies For A Portrait, Colored Fields and Metal Shells. The album has high fidelity sound, with decent definition and punchy bass. There isn't any kind of mushiness to the sound, nor any excessive treble. Sounds good loud on a quality system. CD comes packaged in a slim digipak case. Neil McCauley