Boomkat Product Review:
Belgium’s Yves De Mey strikes clean and sharp with four modular rave prongs for Entr’acte, leading a jagged dance after his recent 2nd album, 'Drawn With Shadow Pens' for Spectrum Spools.
In De Mey’s own words: “Late-Night Patching is the result of a short test phase with modular software, mimicking traditional synth modules. A very basic 8-step sequencer setup was patched and used to its full extent for all these tracks. There’s something nostalgic about this EP, and not only in its recreation of vintage instruments. All four tracks allude to a rave past, a history of repetitive and nervous patterns brought together in simple structures. And for some of us, it’s the sound of staying home while others roam the streets at night.”
Late-Night Patching 1 stalks a fine line down the alleys of your mind, extruding gritted monotone rhythms until they evaporate fizzing metallic contrails, or knotting sticky electro patterns on the A-side, before running the dancehall/living room red with hunched, bogling grooves on the B-side's pair of atonal stings.