patten announces  first ever LP made from text-to-audio AI

patten Mirage FM

Visual artist, designer, and cultural researcher Damien Roach – aka patten – has announced his first release for three years. Mirage FM’ will be the first longplayer made entirely from text-to-audio AI-generated sound sources.

“An emotion-drenched, trippy joyride through contemporary music, and a radical glimpse into the near future and beyond.”

Made using ‘Riffusion’ “a neural network, that generates music using images of sound rather than audio” and utilising what it’s learnt from its vast dataset of recorded music history.” patten used hours of lo-fi recordings from these sessions for tiny sections with “countless hours of chopping, sequencing, layering, EQ, repitching and fx”

Across its 21 beat-tape-meets-Musique-concrète style tracks, genres from pop to techno, R&B to opera, hip-hop and grime to ambient, are distilled into half-remembered fragmented forms.


Roach’s CV includes soundtracks, live commissions, visual art projects under his moniker 555-5555 recently creating the visual world behind Dan Snaith’s Daphni releases, and the live visual show for Caribou.

His first full-length since 2020, ‘Mirage FM’ follows the 2019 LP of UK club excursions ‘FLEX’, the ‘Burner’ EP from 2021 (featuring Antipop Consortium’s Beans), and his trilogy of 2020 albums; the beatless ‘GLOW’, its melted down cybernetic metal counterpart ‘GLO)))’ and the collapsing techno of ‘Aegis’. In 2022 came the ‘Desire Path’ EP, which graced Bleep’s top tracks of the year with ‘Kiss U’.

‘Mirage FM’ is released April 14th on 555-5555. Pre-order album here

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