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Delay Grounds’ new EP on Lapsus Records is his most personal to date

British producer Patrick Tipler spent his formative years immersed in psychedelia as a bassist and guitarist in various bands and groups. The arrival of synthesizers –along with his move to Bristol– radically changed his vision of sound and impacted on his musical direction with the force of an asteroid. This shockwave subsequently saw the birth of Delay Grounds.

After releasing the outstanding ‘Onomatopoeia’ [Pressure Dome, 2020] and ‘Upcycling’ [Tropopause, 2021], Delay Grounds’ output has made it clear for all to see that Tipler’s sound design skills are second to none, and with just two releases to his name he has already transformed himself into an artist to watch very closely.

Today Patrick joins the Lapsus crew to present ‘Genus’, a five track EP that he says “is my most personal release to date, something I’ve always carried inside and wanted to produce, but had never managed to articulate before”. On ‘Genus’, Delay Grounds preserves the essence of his sound but takes things a step further, with a form of maximalist electronica, sprouting powerful torrents of high-pitched and ruff-as-rock avanttechno, glitches and mutant sound elements, combined with sweet and delicate melodies in the purest IDM style. Polishing is provided by sound engineer Nick Earle, with whom Patrick has recorded and remarkably treated a kit of “deconstructed drums” especially for the occasion.

‘Genus’ is 30 minutes of astral travelling, an experience perhaps analogous to what we would feel if we opened a vault, containing music from a lost civilization.

artist Delay Grounds
title Genus
label Lapsus Records
date September 17
format Vinyl | Digital
cat. # LPS28
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Tracklist

1. Origin
2. I’d Like To See You Try
3. Itch
4. Are We There Yet?
5. Soft Detach