In my previous article, where I detailed every discreet thing going on with patten’s minisites that they create for each release, I mentioned that the codes written on the physical release of their new album, Psi, didn’t lead anywhere at the time. The first code (PHTHALO) didn’t even lead to a patten minisite, while the second code (RADICARIAN) led to one that had nothing but a black background and black text displaying the code in full. Well, at some point since writing that article (I’m assuming in late October personally), Radicarian’s minisite has been updated with content. What does it look like? Well, it looks a little something like this: Continue reading “The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 2”
patten (officially spelled all lowercase) is a band. Well, more like a group. An entity? Whatever you decide to classify them as, they’re signed to Warp Records, make some of the best music I’ve ever heard, and have just released their latest album: Psi. Ever since they were signed on to Warp, patten have started including mysterious and cryptic codes on their releases. When one searches these codes into Google, the outcome is usually a hidden page on patten’s official website that has some bonus content on them. Strap yourselves in, because you’re in for a long ride.
Well, this is new. Vektroid, Vaporwave “pioneer” (for lack of a better term), appears out of the blue this month with a trio of new releases. Well, two re-releases and one ‘new’ release that’s actually something that was never put out, but made around the same time as the classics. The two re-releases are rebuilt and remastered; song order has been budged around a bit, there’s a couple of new songs, maybe a lack of some of the older songs, perhaps a new mix.