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All Together

by Pattern is Movement

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    Order PIM's 2008 album in its most deluxe form. The black vinyl LP is packaged in a heavyweight woodgrain inner sleeve, slipped inside a heavyweight woodgrain jacket. All full color on uncoated stock. The insert was made by hand: a collection of photographs, each one corresponding to the song that it inspired, inside a glassine envelope that mimics the bag the original photos were found in. So nice. The download cards have expired for this title, but you'll get an immediate download of the album (at even higher quality) when you purchase here.

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    This CD is beautiful. Printed in Portland, OR by Stumptown Printers, the wallet features the "All Together" woodgrain motif, plus die-cut inner pockets that reveal the bright green spot-color interior of the package. The collection of photographs that inspired the songs on the album were reproduced in a strip of perforated(!) pictures. That's right: you can tear them apart and create your own collection. Of course, the CD face was printed in CMYK.

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• Full length CD + LP + DIG
• Artwork: Sara Padgett & Adam Heathcott

Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward embody Pattern is Movement and the music that’s been a long time building, rising out of the ether of evangelical childhoods, best friendship, and life in Philadelphia. The two met at the ages of 13 and 14 --- as part of a Christian hip hop group. Raised in strict Pentecostal households and schools (see Jesus Camp), both Andrew and Chris found refuge in their shared love for Dr. Dre’s The Chronic --- and a friendship born out of secular escape turned into a creative collaboration. In high school, hand-me-down church sound equipment and a weekend obsession with making and recording music provided the means for what became Pattern is Movement.

All Together continues the mysterious narrative of the band and it exalts their existence as a two-man wall of sound. The pounding energy of their live show --- with Chris and Andrew side-by-side, simultaneously hammering their instruments, sweat flying --- resides in ten exquisitely constructed tracks. In the studio (Scott Solter’s), every idea was given its voice; a range of guest instruments embellished the core magic of Andrew’s vocals and keys and Chris’ drums. All Together embraces the vocabulary of the band’s experienced and obsessive recording language, yet it holds on to that unmistakable dynamism of their live performance.

Furthering All Together’s lore is its song-by-song relationship to a series of old photographs. Found by Andrew’s brother on the street in Philly, ten tiny early 20th century images formed Pattern is Movement’s own set of Oblique Strategies. Each photo abstractly inspired a song and its final form on the record, with Andrew and Chris even referring to the pictures during tracking. The record’s name also arose from the connotation of this found collection: though essentially disparate, we’re ultimately all together in our experience. Once time passes, all our pictures tell the same story.

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released October 7, 2008

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Pattern is Movement Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Founded in Philadelphia by Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward, Pattern Is Movement and its twelve+ year history map a vast territory of internal exploration and external output -- including four albums and multiple singles. With Thiboldeaux on Rhodes, synth, bass, and vocals, and Ward on drums, they've toured extensively, joining bands like St. Vincent, The Roots, and Shudder to Think. ... more

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