Pattern Dissection is an independent record label, radio show and concert organiser from Berlin, dedicated to free jazz and related sounds of improvised nature. We have been broadcasting on Cashmere Radio since 2017 and hosting gigs since 2018 with the aim to offer selected international artists a stage for live interaction. In this spirit, producing and releasing recorded documents felt inevitable.


Farida Amadou / Liz Kosack / Dag Magnus Narvesen

LP / Digital

140 g black vinyl housed in a reverse printed 350 g/m² cardboard sleeve, with insert and download code.

A hi-res streaming option of Circuit is available through Qobuz.

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Recorded by Bernd Jestram at Bleibeil Studio
Mixed by Christoph Berg at Monochrome Studio
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung Mastering
Lacquer cut by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering
Artwork by Talita Santos
Design by Espacioblanco
Photograph by Stefan Lingg
Pressed at Pallas

Farida Amadou Electric Bass
Liz Kosack Keyboards
Dag Magnus Narvesen Drums

Pattern Dissection x Cashmere Radio

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This monthly radio show is dedicated to records that deliver sounds usually meant to be experienced live. With a strong focus on improvised music and free jazz, the programme’s presentation itself is spontaneous and aims to play tricks on comparison, memory and (re)cognition by reshaping stimuli’s distinctive features — it is basically ninety minutes of messing things up.



Our most recent regular episode: Pattern Dissection #72

Peter Brötzmann Trio — For Adolphe Sax (FMP)
Teen Prime — Aim Low Club Tree House Meeting (self released)
Susana Santos Silva / Camila Nebbia / Hara Alonso / Elsa Bergman — Ritual (Tour de Bras / Ramble)
Moor Mother / Nicole Mitchell — Arms Save (Anti)
Anthony Braxton / Masahiko Sato / Keiki Midorikawa / Hozumi Tanaka — Composition No.4: Dedicated to Laurent Goddet (Columbia)
Cecil Taylor Quartet — Rickickshaw (Transition / Blue Note)
Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble — Breath of Life (Dogtown / Aguirre)
Lean Left / Ab Baars — Live at Café Oto (day one, set two, part two) (Kollaps)

Episode photograph (SX-70) by Christoph Berg.

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Our most recent guest appearance:
Pattern Dissection x A L'ARME! FESTIVAL

Three days of live broadcast from the A L'ARME! FESTIVAL from August 11–13, 2022 and spinning records for the guests of the festival's Anniversary Lounge, back to back with the natural wine bar serving their offerings on the deck of Radialsystem.

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Poster Archive

Date Performers Poster Design Format Edition
2020/02/06 Farida Amadou / Liz Kosack / Dag Magnus Narvesen Pattern Dissection A3 — Riso Print 25
2019/11/28 Colin Webster / Mark Holub Oliver Pitt A2 — Screenprint 60
2019/10/06 Kodian Trio
Cactus Truck
Anna Kaluza / Olaf Rupp / Kuba Suchar
Rose Sélavy (DJ)
Jan Schoofs A2 — Standard Print 100
2019/03/07 Alison Blunt / Andrew Lisle / Chino Shuichi Büro Bum Bum A2 — Screenprint 50
2018/11/08 Colin Webster / Andrew Lisle & Anna Kaluza Espacioblanco A2 — Screenprint 60

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