By JOHN DALY
Bardo Martinez, lead vocalist for Chicano Batman, will release his debut solo album Everywhere Reminds Me Of Space via his own label Yemayá Sol Records on July 23. Today, he releases the new single and accompanying video, “Patterns Of Being.”
The self-produced collection Everywhere Reminds Me Of Space which is comprised of 11 songs is beat-focused and throughout Bardo explores hip-hop influences.
“I walk the Earth in search of a place, ‘Everywhere Reminds Me Of Space,’” Bardo said. “This lyric from the song ‘Neon Light’ made its way to become the title of this sonic menagerie that took me years to transform into a coherent body of work. With this record I wanted to showcase the beats and spoken word cinematic vision quests along with some tunes I had stashed away in the vault.”
Today Bardo releases his synth-influenced single “Patterns Of Being,” a song of self-acceptance that finds him singing, “every time you lost your mind / You’ve always managed to remember those / Patterns of being that make you you.”
With “Patterns Of Being,” Bardo uses cool effects and experiments with background tracks that seem to be doing their own thing all the while coming together for a fun and upbeat track.
“A little casio keyboard, a maestro echoplex, and my monophonic synths were tracked all over the record in order to keep it together,” Bardo said. “Many artists delve into the ether with existential quandaries about life, love, and nature; I am no exception. Looking up and around is what keeps me sane; after all, it’s only gravity that keeps us grounded.”
Watch the “Patterns Of Being” video here: