Published May 29, 2018Patrick Higgins' latest solo release, Dossier, is an album filled to the brim with emotion filtered through inhuman and dissonant sounds. Recorded live without edits or overdubs, Dossier is a four-movement album of intense music approaching alien sounds on an intimate level.
As a result of the recording process, the album feels alive, despite its inorganic sound palette. Tracks like "Flat File" crackle and pop, as fragments of warmth shine through, only to evolve into something new just as quickly. Dossier feels like a living machine constantly reassembling and interrogating itself, searching for the next step in its evolution.
We are given a moment of reprieve in the form of the album's final track, "White Lie," when Dossier appears to reach its logical conclusion, warmth and dissonance breaking through on all sides in a satisfying climax to the album's sonic narrative. As a whole, Dossier possesses an incredibly unique aesthetic and is more than worth the price of admission. (Other People)