No two songs tell the same story.
They say that history repeats itself.
History, is only his story.
You haven’t heard my story yet.
‘And I’ then embark on a trippy, ‘(fuck)but beautiful’ voyage through the mind of the mysterious producer named Repeat Pattern. I honestly could not tell you anything about this guy except that he seems to be from Japan. The French-based label he spawns from, Cascade Records, has been spewing out underground gems since at least 2010.
Repeat Pattern’s somewhat self-titled album ‘RP’ is a silky, warm trip that never ends on the first listen. Each time the record repeats it offers a new tale. Fusing a seemingly unlimited arsenal of soulful jazz samples, a boomy kick suffering from ADHD and a snare that hasn’t quite found its voice yet (it’s a little shy), Repeat Pattern manages to make you feel like you’re ‘racing over speed bumps’ with one foot on the wheel and a cool glass of lemonade in your lap. The record seems to ask you, “what is proper timing?” as it jerks around the downbeat, yet veteran rappers El Stoof and Broke have no problems spitting wild flows over the erratic production. If you find yourself pulling your hair out in frustration, you’re either doing it wrong or you haven’t yet noticed that El Stoof is speaking French. Don’t listen to ‘RP’, groove to ‘RP’.
If your neck hasn’t snapped off by the end of the album, I’m going to be the bearer of bad news: You were never born with one.
cascaderecords.bandcamp.com (check out his album with Broke, Badminton Club!)