Patterns & Light is an evolution of a recent two-year period where Kodomo sampled classical records found in flea markets and sidewalk sales. Inspired by pieces from Bach, Schubert, Debussy, and Chopin, Kodomo examines how these classics can be re-contextualized, having sampled, stretched, and dissected their often unnoticed and most subtle parts. The samples were fed through various software processing programs and analog gear, generating new sounds, patterns, and ideas from which elements for a track would manifest itself. The album also highlights his collaborations with vocalists Melissa Kaplan (Universal Hall Pass), Sasha Lazard, and John Hogg (Kassini).
The very limited (300) 180 gram vinyl edition of Patterns & Light comes in a gorgeous clear electric blue and is printed on a thick uncoated jacket and is numbered and signed. It features artwork on the cover and the inner sleeve by California based visual artist Chris Duncan. The uncoated digipack CD is limited to 400. The first 100 CDs are numbered and signed.