HÖGA NORD REKORDS

HNR019 - JAMIE PATON

Jamie Paton, one half of the duo Cage and Aviary has in interviews expressed his thoughts about if “Slouchy techno” can be viewed as an own genre. The answer lies in this 7” – “Telefuture / Blind Summit” - released on Höga Nord Rekords, on which the label above is highly appropriate to sum up the sound. The tracks contain elements from the your techno favorites dating three decades back, but the tempo and the production creates a slouchy (in the words most positive sense) feeling clearly influenced by the slow motion house of Cage and Aviary. Paton’s relationship with nature comes through on both sides of this single. For example, you hear it in the space-echo effects of “Blind Summit”, which places you in the natural echo chamber of a grove and like the trees surrounding you shifts in colors through the seasons, so does the music where a certain figure recurs to mark the transition from one part to the next. “Telefuture / Blind Summit” holds depth; Paton has dug down to the sediments created by alternative club music from where he picks samples to be examined in the fluorescent light in his laboratory. The music can be described as some sort of chemical reaction; the songs are characterized by the creator’s curiosity in how isolated, deep lying elements react with the leftovers in his test tubes. Some parts blend and those mixes gets refined to create the beauty of Jamie Patons music.