Pat Van Dyke – Falls To Pieces

Most people seem to dislike Monday’s as it signals the end of the weekend and the start of the work week. But here at Nostalgia King, we don’t believe in any days off, yet everyday feels like the weekend especially when we’re delivering great music right to your browser and beyond. As we ease into Monday, we’ve got an amazing new release forthcoming from Pat Van Dyke with his “Falls To Pieces” LP which is smooth like butter and a beautiful listen. We first caught wind of Pat Van Dyke’s music some years back while in a conversation with our good friend DJ Prestige over at Flea Market Funk who sung high praise of him and we’ve been hooked ever since. An extremely talented musician and obviously someone that takes his craft serious, Falls To Pieces should be cataloged under the “crate essential” category in your collection which will surely get plenty of spins throughout the years.

Elegant and effortless, dreamy and dusty. Falls To Pieces is a natural progression emerging from the organic textures explored on Pat Van Dyke’s stellar 2018 LP Hello, Summer–which received heavy praise from Pitchfork, Flea Market Funk, and more. The new LP broadcasts a more concise, deliberate, and refined sound that combines elements of jazz and golden era hip-hop with today’s electronic music.

Ever in search of “the perfect piece”, Pat’s attention to detail is on full display as he is hands-on in every aspect of the music–allowing each perfect piece to fall into place. Here we’re treated to a record that showcases a more mature composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who’s sound continues to develop, much to the delight of audiences worldwide.

On Falls To Pieces, Pat enlists a short list of collaborators for their improvised efforts on a handful of the album’s tracks–including the talented Zac Colwell, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Sam Barsh, Jesse Fischer, Juan Rodriguez, and Stolarz.

Forever a fan and student of music’s rich history, Pat Van Dyke aims to create an album you’ll enjoy from start to finish, like so many of the records that continue to shape his own musical vision. Carve out some time, press play, and step into a world.