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 the new album'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, were ultimately all together in our experience. Once time passes, all our pictures tell the same story. The story will soon be told for all to hear; All Together - each CD complete with its own set of the reproduced photographs.
"...wie Final Fantasy ohne Zuckerguss, Patrick Wolf ohne Pathos, Sufjan Stevens ohne Folk und noch vieles vieles mehr. Im gleichen Moment sind sie durch ihre schwindelerregenden Harmoniekonstrukte seltsam und herausragend anders. Eine Platte die dich gefangen nimmt und in eine bessere Welt entführt, in der nur noch Patterns existieren. Der Wahnsinn aus Wiederholungen und Schleifenmelodien wird zum warmen Deckbett." (9/12, C.Sandkämper//VISIONS, Nov.08 zum Album "All Together") -- VISIONS, Nov.2008