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Mycological Patterns

by Deepchild

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Mooky Musik
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Mooky Musik I just listened to your album Rick and bought on bandcamp.
I love the ambient soundscapes and transport the listener to healing realms of consciousness. Favorite track: Mycological Patterns (Mixed).
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richmrdr I can’t get enough of this. the last time i was this obsessed was Tomorrow by Steve Roach and that was a good few years ago. I think because it’s fairly short, but so dense, I have to keep listening to try to unpack so many layers… Favorite track: Under Dark Earth (Feat. Holly+).
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Manuel It reminds me of the compilations on cassette I’ve done in the early 2000s.
It’s very rare to find this concept of album, especially nowadays where music is mostly flat and without emotions.
Thanks Deepchild, and thanks to Ryan for believing in such interesting projects. Favorite track: Dreams Within Dreams.
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pcbt Excellent ambient album with a hint of rave memories reverberating in the background. Favorite track: Dreams Within Dreams.
Sporulation 04:18


Australian producer Rick Bull aka Deepchild has a rich catalog of varying techno-leaning productions, appearing on labels such as Affin and Trapez and local Australian outlets since the early 00’s. His most recent, Fathersong came on the ineffable Mille Plateaux; a shimmering post-dub vista, rich in granular textures, inspired by the modern contemporaries.

Mycological Patterns arrives as a post-script to Fathersong, with a more playful approach and an homage to Rick’s love of mushrooms. Utilizing midi clips to generate chordal movement and reharmonize material he has long been obsessed with (such as old vocal recordings, vinyl rips and Peter Gabriel acapellas), Mycological Patterns plays out like a mixtape on purpose; a sketchbook of styles documenting the shifting abstract microcosms the album is titled after.

It’s an album that reminds Rick about the importance of play, especially after grieving the recent loss of his father. Featuring two tracks utilizing Holly Herndon’s AI project ‘Holly+’, the idea of experimentation and letting go spawned perfect anomalies. It was the ‘dithering artifacts, glitches and moments where the AI code revealed its underlying humanity’ that completed the concept Rick originally set out to create.


released November 4, 2022

All songs written and mixed by Rick Bull
Mastered by Jay Hodgson at Jedi Mastering
Artwork photography by Christopher Landin
Additional vocal elements on tracks 2 and 3 courtesy of Holly Herndon's "Holly+ - more info here: asip.me/holly


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