PATRONEN








PATRONEN CD - LIMITED EDITION 100 COPIES
Fundamental Records FR013

2x12" Vinyl Black/Clear Records - Lacquer Mastering
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PATRONEN ABCD - LIMITED EDITION 50 COPIES
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ABOUT PATRONEN

A couple of years ago I discovered almost by chance Biosoft Records. I love the music of Cygnus and was looking for his releases and I found his label. I also checked his Bandcamp and there I discovered Patronen. I have this sensation with only a handful of artists, I mean, to have the feeling that I’m listening to a perfect album.

I contacted Biosoft Recs but getting contact information for Patronen wasn't so easy. All they had was his e-mail and Patronen writes only a few words from time to time.

Today I think they are in the same place as I am now; we still don’t know anything about who is behind the name of Patronen.

After that I received an email directly from Patronen. Cygnus wrote to him and finally I was able to write some words to him as well. We were exchanging a series of e-mails and we realized we had a very similar vision about the music, the whole concept was quite logical, nothing is more important than the music, it doesn't matter who is behind it and the name and the face even less so…
Today I am still blind about who he really is but I have to say I don’t care, I love the music whoever he is…

ABOUT THE SOUND OF PATRONEN

There is a noticeable background noise in all these tracks and we love it. The background noise is mainly generated due to the recording method of Patronen and the machines he used to produce his tracks.

All tracks are recorded in real time to tape, there is no other reason for it than the quest for a concrete sound and that sound is what you can hear in each track. Modified analog machines recorded directly to tape and then to other tapes …

In the last few weeks Patronen and me discussed what way to choose for the mastering. There are incredible tools today to erase any type of noise, but we decided to keep the recordings exactly as they were. I think it is very important to keep the constant presence of the noise, not only during the tracks, but also the beginnings and ends, so after some tests we decided to keep the original sound of the tapes but with a precise mastering that works for vinyl. We are really proud of the result.

This record is not a compilation of good tracks, it's a conceptual album. Fundamental Records is focused on releasing full albums but with a big concept behind the tracks. The project of Patronen is the mirror through which we want to look at ourselves. This album represents a 100% the spirit of Fundamental Records.

As I said multiple times, it is not only about innovation, it is about evolvement but not only about evolving in terms of technology or our skills, it is about evolving our feelings about the music itself. Patronen reflects a true spectrum of feelings in the precise momentum he is creating and recording the music with his custom modulars, synths, drum machines and of course his tape recorders.
I want to put on the record my gratitude to Philip Washington aka Cygnus for his full and generous collaboration.

I know that Patronen feels the same kind of gratitude to Phillip and I can't imagine a better place to express it than here and now.




PATRONEN AB - LIMITED EDITION 100 COPIES
Fundamental Records FR007

2x12" Vinyl Black/Clear Records - Lacquer Mastering
Plexiglass Jacket
High quality T-Shirt - Silk Screen Printed
Price: 50 euro

PRE-ORDER HERE: info@fundamental-records.com
Price: 50 euro