Contour Lines is the debut album from Shield Patterns. Following on from critically lauded lead single Dust Hung Heavy, Contour Lines carries the listener deeper into their world. Each track is laden with the kind of dark atmospherics most groups take years to unearth. Here, the fragility of Brentnall’s early demos remains, but finds itself imbued with a richness of sound that can only come from studious soul searching and a cathartic creative process. The vulnerability of her intensely personal lyrics is tempered with highly processed strings, subby bass-lines, and ambient passages that brood as much as they shimmer. Lines between aesthetic and content are blurred, so that singer and song are intertwined.
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• LP // 180g vinyl. A download code is inserted for access to a lossless, digital version.
• CD // Housed in a 6 panel matte finished digifile sleeve.
• DIGITAL // Visit our Bandcamp page to purchase digital items in Lossless/MP3 format.
"Sexy, intricate, menacing, haunting, and quite frankly hypnotic – Shield Patterns have arguably released what could be the best electronic album of the year. Even more so, this is possibly one of the best debut albums that has been committed to record in a long, long time" 9/10 Hit The Floor
★★★★★ The Skinny