The Pattern Theory are based in Berlin, Germany. Since forming in 2007 in Leeds, England, they have survived line-up changes, a relocation to Berlin and a burning tour van. This debut album was recorded nocturnally in a disused office space in East Berlin. With all three members having too many ideas and being overly perfectionist, it took almost two years to distill their ideas into these eight songs. Where other instrumental bands may rely solely on maximum dynamic impact, the Pattern Theory are more focussed on eloquence and detail in all parameters. During the process of making this record, the main idea was always to make complication sound effortless and in doing so, to open up a new perspective on minimal harmonies and melodies. Most songs consist of a few main phrases which are constantly altered and rearranged, creating a pattern-like structure. With influences ranging from Tortoise to Steve Reich to 70s smooth rock, the album's sound is enriched with vibraphones, xylophones and various synthesizers. Alongside the recording of the album, 2009-2010 saw them tour extensively throughout Germany, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and the UK - playing with bands as wide ranging as Russian Circles, Plants and Animals, the Drift, Icy Demons, Library Tapes, as well as playing a fully improvised set with ex-Can singer Damo Suzuki.