The Art Of Repetition


The Art Of Repetition


In conjunction with Ableton, Battles have put together their mini-documentary ‘The Art Of Repetition’, a short film that joins Battles in their New York rehearsal space, studio in Rhode Island and on stage in Germany.

Over the course of two albums and multiple EPs, the New York City-based trio Battles have been refining their intricate, propulsive music to a degree of precision few bands ever hope to achieve. Their upcoming album ‘La Di Da Di’ promises to be a continuation of this process and is described as a mushrooming monolith of repetition, an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent.

In ‘The Art of Repetition’, we visit the trio at their New York rehearsal space, join them at recording studio Machine With Magnets in Rhode Island as they record their new album, and accompany them onto the stage in Germany for an intense live performance. Along the way, we get an intimate look inside the band’s set-up, their unique methods of composing and, most interestingly, we get to know the three very different personalities that drive the band forward.

Watch the film via YouTube, and read Ableton’s interview with the band’s guitarist, keyboard and Push player Ian Williams here.

The band continue to refine their intricate, propulsive music, and the upcoming album ‘La Di Da Di’ is a continuation of this process. The CD, 2x LP and download will be released 18 September and can pre-ordered at the links below.

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“...mushrooming monolith of organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent”


Battles are performing across the world, with more dates still to be announced. See the complete listing below and buy ticket and album bundles at

7 – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock (Tickets)
20 – New York, NY @ St Vitus **SOLD OUT**
22 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW (Tickets)
23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival (Tickets)

5 – Stradbally Hall, IE @ Electric Picnic (Tickets)
7 – Prague, CZ @ Stimul Festival (Tickets)
10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch (Tickets)
30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise (Tickets)

1 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s (Tickets)
2 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (Tickets)
3 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave (Tickets)
6 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial (Tickets)
7 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune (Tickets)
9 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore (Tickets)
11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom (Tickets)
13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees (Tickets)
14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Tickets)
15 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic (Tickets)
16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Tickets)
17 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (Tickets)
18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (Tickets)
19 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (Tickets)
20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Tickets)
23 – Manchester, GB @ Academy 2 (Tickets)
24 – Bristol, GB @ Simple Things (Tickets)
25 – Glasgow, GB @ ABC 1 (Tickets)
28 – London, GB @ Electric Ballroom (Tickets)
29 – Lille, FR @ Le Grand Mix (Tickets)
30 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork (Tickets)
31 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom (Tickets)

2 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg (Tickets)
3 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Tickets)
4 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain (Tickets)
6 - Torino, IT @ Club2Club (Tickets)
7 - Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves (Tickets)