officially began with the completion of a full c90 minute cassette tape back in 1998. It was decided from the off-set that the way the music was formed on this tape (disjointed, non- specific, omni-style) was to influence the revolving multi- instrumentalist approach and dictate the ‘anti- hierarchical’ line-up of the act. It was not until 2002 and the introduction of digital recording techniques that a.P.A.t.T. were to make an ‘official’ release. (e.P.)- 2002 aPehAt recordings Running time: 33 minutes Status: Sold out (e.P.) was a strong template of how a.P.A.t.T. would come to construct their later releases but was delivered with Low-Fi charm and ideas above their station.
Its high points include the avant-hip hop of “My Nun’s Door Theme” and the sinister song craft of “Nice II”. Following several line-up changes, software changes, hardware changes, various support slots and a Danish tour a.P.A.t.T. teamed up with London label, Lowsley Sounds, to release their first full album, (L.P.) (2004). Although hopes were high for this release and it sold well, a.P.A.t.T. were never satisfied with the final outcome. (L.P.)- 2004 aPehAt recordings/ Lowsley Sounds Running time: 78 minutes Status: Available online Recordings began immediately to try to complete the perfect album.
These sessions lead to a series of recordings featuring lots of new composition techniques and relentless digital audio manipulation. These recordings started to circulate heavily around sampling and the use of copyrighted work as the main body of the song. a.P.A.t.T. understood that this could not be compiled as evidence towards a new, original album but would be a separate set of recordings. Fre(e.P.) (2005) was a semi-conceptual release available (and still available) via download, for free, as a zip file.
The file contains the whole release including the art work. The entire piece is made and inspired from other people’s work, from bass lines to lyrics to melody; everything is borrowed material. a.P.A.t.T. constructed this release in a DJ mash-up style, whilst still retaining their alternative compositional methods.
It has been downloaded over a squillion times. Fre(e.P.)- (2005) aPehAt recordings/ Class-A Audio Running time: 44 minutes Status: Available online (download only) Six months were then spent constructing their largest installation piece to date, Quartet. This comprised of four original films with four individual soundtracks of varying lengths, a live performance and an interactive environment controlling a chance compositional software programme. This has to be seen to be believed and understood (sic.). 2006 saw more line-up changes and the continuation of the recordings for that “perfect album”. As this goes to print (January 2007) a.P.A.t.T.
have secured the forthcoming album, “Black and White Mass”, to be released on Pickled Egg Records. This can be expected mid-2007 with subsequent tour. The present line-up consists of: Field Marshall Stack- department of synthetic guitars/ monosynth/ percussion/ melodica/ bass/ vox General MIDI- task force co-ordinator/ administration/ desk control/ drums/ bass/ percussion/ guitar/ keys/ monosynth/glockenspiel/ cello/ vox The Master Fader- bass/ keys/ monosynth/ drums/ glockenspiel/ percussion/ accordion/ vox Dorothy Wave- cello/ violin/ keys/ monosynth/ guitar/ recorder/ tin whistle/ percussion/ shells/ vox The Count In – drums/ monosynth/ keys/ bass/ percussion/ accordion/ violin/ glockenspiel/ vox www.apatt.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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