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Built on Columns of Grief — Los Angeles Industrial Rock Trio Fact Pattern Debut Video for “Incompatible”

Columns of grief support this house

Built on sacred soil and in the clouds

Los Angeles industrial trio Fact Pattern, originally conceived in the early 2010s by the formidable Ian Flux, has evolved through various incarnations. Following the release of their 2017 EP Structures, they solidified their lineup and identity with the 2019 full-length debut Fallen Language. With influences like NIN, Skinny Puppy, and Type O Negative, the trio— Flux (vocals, guitars, keys, programming), Jack Lowd (bass, vocals), and Corey Hirsch (drums)—melds heavy guitars, rhythmic drumming, and bass with metallic samples, crafting a sound that’s both intense and hauntingly mechanical.

Their latest single, Incompatible, released via Re:Mission Entertainment, is a stark critique of unhealthy coping mechanisms, particularly through religion and spirituality. The lyrics convey frustration and a desire to confront uncomfortable truths, asserting that personal beliefs are mere constructs incompatible with the natural laws of the universe.

The song explores themes of existential dissonance and the elusive search for truth, depicting a world where claimed understanding lacks genuine proof, leading to destructive outcomes. Amidst this turmoil, the speaker’s concern for their kin is paramount, symbolized by a house built on sorrow’s fragile foundation.

The DIY video captures the band’s infectious energy, showcasing a spirited performance bathed in dramatic lighting. The interplay of shadows and light accentuates their dynamic presence, which echoes the intensity of their music. It’s a striking portrayal of the raw power and emotion that define Fact Pattern’s sound.

Watch the video for “Incompatible” below:

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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