Our Philosophy and Workflow

We embrace complexity. We eschew narrow genres and reductive binaries. We love math, science and reason. We love the natural world. We love examining cultures and ideas. We love exploring new technologies, software and hardware. We love learning about the past and pondering the future. We love the underdog. We are worried like you.

We pay the bills by creating things like music for film, album art and book covers, installations and interactions. We are always working to strike a balance between championing the new/the unknown/the underdog and colossal feats of said bill-paying.

If there is a such thing as talent, it is not nearly important as time. Generally, the quality of a thing is determined by the amount of time spent on that thing. That time is a slice of the limited and unknown time we all have and that time is invaluable. We appreciate your time and we hope you appreciate ours.

As we fully own the rights to our creations, when you hire us and license our work, you can be sure that your money is going directly to the PatternBased artists that created the thing you are paying for. This is not true for most license-able things, especially in the world of music. Do you really want to pay the CEO of a giant media company for music that he didn’t create? Ya, neither do we.

PatternBased Corp is a community focused, artist-centric tax paying California entity run by artists Siori Kitajima and Joseph Minadeo from a quiet spot in the Mojave.

We are friends to rabbits everywhere. Say hi to Orlando and Corabelle. The best bunnies in the world.

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PatternBased produces an ever expanding catalog of textural/emotive sound and music that covers a wide range of moods and notions. Licensing those works is a core activity of PatternBased. We license individual tracks, full albums or the entire catalog on a per project basis. Every PatternBased track is available for licensing. Stems/splits are available for any track as well.

Current deal (will expire late spring 2020): Purchases of the full discography at our Bandcamp page comes with one perpetual license of a single track for most non-commercial and small commercial uses like your indie film, documentary, student animation or sweet slow motion, stop motion, timelapse video. Please contact us for license approval prior to discography purchase. More information here.

Otherwise, to license music from the PatternBased catalog, please fill out this form and we will be in touch.

The case for custom music is easy to make. Every event, every scene, every thing that needs music is different and the music should be too. Music and sound design can convey an incredibly specific mixture of ideas and emotions. A good composer can make that happen whether you are telling a story about college athletes in swampy Scooba Mississippi with uncertain futures, the future of technology in Singapore or you just need a unique bombastic build for the unveiling of your new brand.

We love composing and have created custom music for just about anything one could think of from films and Netflix/streaming shows to VR and Installations. We like working on unique original projects from around the world. We dream of working on a cool cartoon like Adventure Time or a VR experience that creates meditative states or perhaps interface design for flying vehicles. Get at us with your wildest ideas.

If you are a fan of our work and would like to support us, we suggest buying an album (or our entire discography – currently 80% off) through our Bandcamp page.

Or grab a T-Shirt from our merch page. We have been making T-shirt designs focused on animals and insects and science’s latest discoveries!