2003 There is hope (Lessard Demo)

by Fractal Pattern

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Following the initial drum and bass years, Andriko moved into a house across the hall from Dallas. One evening while watching a Led Zeppelin video Andriko was inspired to take the bow out of his violin case and apply it to his Les Paul. Dallas heard the sound coming from Andriko's room and immediately said, "how about you bring your gear over to the Fractal Pattern studio and play with us." Dallas, Hendrik and Andriko played a few shows together, Greg Mady, doing his best impression of Wesley Willis even sang on at least one occasion.

Sometime in 2003 Dallas met Matthew Skopyk who was working on his own band Pornada. Dallas asked Skopyk to come and join Fractal Pattern alongside Andriko on guitar. Skopyk brought his distinctive pedal driven sounds of delay, reverb and other effects into the mix. It was this turning point that seemed to define the course of music for the coming years - ambient (Skopyk) and rock (Andriko) driven guitar attack atop an already solid Bass and Drums foundation.

Dallas met Jordan Faulds on some internet forum, who knows, was it called indecline? Anyways, Thompson asked Faulds to bring her classically trained French Horn into the mix as well. Together the five-some of Thompson, Vanderbyl, Lozowy, Faulds and Skopyk recorded this version of "there is hope for everyone on the internet" with the illustrious Graham Lessard.

During this time Andriko had also been playing in a technical hardcore band without a name or a drummer with Nathan Setterlund and Jasmine Sykes. Slowly a transition occurred as Matthew Skopyk felt it a better fit if he concentrated his efforts on Pornada, and so it goes...

Nathan Setterlund, who had been playing bass until that point joined Fractal Pattern on a full time basis. The image that is posted with this song shows a perfectly scant moment when both Skopyk and Setterlund were both in the band. The image was taken on the eve of what would be the biggest venue Fractal Pattern would ever play, The Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton (capacity 5000), with punk pioneers turned emo poets the Weakerthans and Jim Bryson.


released May 1, 2003

Dallas Thompson - Drums, Hendrik Vanderbyl - Bass, Jordan Faulds - Horn, Matthew Skopyk - Guitar, Andriko Lozowy - Guitar Bow



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fractal pattern Edmonton, Alberta

Fractal Pattern was a band from 2001 - 2011. While we were at it we stuck true to our beliefs and never faltered.

FP, started as a drum n' bass two piece that started with Dallas Thompson and Hendrik Vanderbyl. Growing up in Whitehorse, Yukon the options are limited, you either become an alcoholic, deliver pizza as a career or pick up an instrument.
Thankfully Dallas and Hank choose the later.
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