Label: Gizeh Records Cat: GZH55CD
Label: Gizeh Records
Release date: 12/06/2014
- 1 Shield Patterns – Shade
- 2 Shield Patterns – Carve The Dirt
- 3 Shield Patterns – Ghost Words
- 4 Shield Patterns – Dust Hung Heavy
- 5 Shield Patterns – The Rule
- 6 Shield Patterns – Dead Air
- 7 Shield Patterns – Present State
- 8 Shield Patterns – Ruby Red
- 9 Shield Patterns – WeYouMe
- 10 Shield Patterns – Charon
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.