**PRE-ORDER** GLOK - Pattern Recognition - Double Vinyl LP (Black and Limited Orange variants available)
- This is a pre-order with a release date of 1st October 2021
- Your order is anticipated to be with you on or just after this release date.
Double Orange Vinyl £24.95
Double Black Vinyl £22.95
GLOK is the electronic alter ego of Andy Bell; best-known as the guitarist in venerated shoegazers Ride, alongside stints in other famous groups, with a noteworthy solo career too. This October his first album proper as GLOK – ‘Pattern Recognition’ – is released via Ransom Note Records’ sister label Bytes.
Although usually renowned for purveying the finest quality jangle, drone and general guitar-based magic, Bell’s foray into dance music should come as less of a surprise than immediately meets the eye. There are parallels between the genres within the sonically-deep layers, hypnotic sound and trance-like headspaces, or, as he puts it more succinctly: “GLOK is all about the push and pull between electronic and psych in my music.” Although not a full-blown concept album, ‘Pattern Recognition’ has a loose thread which takes in a week of life, from weekend to weekend, with each of the vinyl’s four sides capturing different mindstates across that transition. Each side has a distinct feel that’s different to the last but inherently cohesive – much like the changes an individual goes through over 7 days.
Across the album with loving craft Andy weaves together throbbing dubbed-out acid, steamy jack trax, levitational psychedelia, sparkling Balearic, techno, Kosmische, shoegaze, art rock and Compass Point-style post punk – with just a hint of ambient, new age and contemporary classical too.
- A1 DIRTY HUGS
- B1 CLOSER
- B2 THAT TIME OF NIGHT (FEAT. SHIARRA)
- B3 PROCESS (FEAT. SHAMON CASSETTE)
- C1 MEMORIAL DEVICE
- C2 MAINTAINING THE MACHINE (FEAT. SINEAD O'BRIEN)
- C3 KINTSUGI
- C4 ENTANGLEMENT (FEAT. C.A.R.)
- D1 DAY THREE
- D2 INVOCATION