Have your sound system possessed by a strange force, Getintothis’ Sam Banks previews the latest groove from a.P.A.t.T.
Complex, unique or just new-wave weirdness? How can I best describe a.P.A.t.T. and their latest release Just Because?! Well, for starters this track is not a cover of the 2003 hit written by Janes Addiction, in fact, it couldn’t be further from the confines of alternative rock. a.P.A.t.T are renowned for their electronic entanglement acquired from cult-inspiring acts such as Aphex Twin and noise rock giants The Locust. Bad news for some, their unorthodox artistic practices have exceeded that of previous releases, and so they go on, travelling through time and space.
This musical consortium that we have all dabbled in throughout the previous decade is once again gaining momentum, with a new lease of life the guys at a.P.A.t.T seem to be providing us with wobbling bass-lines, programmed beats and Duran Duran-like synthesis as we await their new release on October 1st. Electronic units such as the infamous Groove-box will evidently worm their way into your headphones, supplying euphoric golden age bliss.
So, grab your laptop, get comfy and retreat back through a.P.A.t.T.’s extensive back catalogue were you will divulge in their rather odd pastures… maybe like the first time you perched yourself on the end of your sofa watching The Mighty Boosh wandering what the hell has just happened. Their previous tracks such as Liverwart clearly draws influence from the legendary singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks, accompanied by what can only be described as a D.I.Y. rendition of a Super Mario Bros from the early 90’s. On their website which can only be described as a curiosity, a.P.A.t.T. describe their sound best, “Sounding like no-one yet reminding you of everything… sometimes at the same time”. Just Because will send you into a pill-popping, pop-song paradiso, so sit back and let the rhythm take control.