Posts Tagged: PAN

Pan Daijing ~ Tissues

Is Tissues the best opera of all time?  Our immediate reaction is to say no, of course not.  There have been hundreds of operas written over the past 705 years.  But what if it’s the only opera we’ve ever liked?   We

Pan Daijing ~ Tissues

Is Tissues the best opera of all time?  Our immediate reaction is to say no, of course not.  There have been hundreds of operas written over the past 705 years.  But what if it’s the only opera we’ve ever liked?   We

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Experimental

Our Experimental section boasts the widest dynamic contrast of all the fields we cover.  From near-silence to curdled wails, children’s classes to looped drums, every nook and cranny is explored and excavated. Where else might one discover an examination of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Experimental

Our Experimental section boasts the widest dynamic contrast of all the fields we cover.  From near-silence to curdled wails, children’s classes to looped drums, every nook and cranny is explored and excavated. Where else might one discover an examination of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Due to lockdowns and quarantines, most of us have not gone clubbing for years.  Thankfully, electronic artists have kept making music during the pandemic ~ although not all of it for dancing.  They can imagine an alternate universe in which our

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Due to lockdowns and quarantines, most of us have not gone clubbing for years.  Thankfully, electronic artists have kept making music during the pandemic ~ although not all of it for dancing.  They can imagine an alternate universe in which our

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

Pan Daijing ~ Jade 玉观音

In many ways, Jade 玉观音 is the opposite of Lack, although one might regard the two as operating in compliment, approaching from different sides of Pan Daijing‘s personality.  After the success of that vital 2017 release, we wished only the best for the

Pan Daijing ~ Jade 玉观音

In many ways, Jade 玉观音 is the opposite of Lack, although one might regard the two as operating in compliment, approaching from different sides of Pan Daijing‘s personality.  After the success of that vital 2017 release, we wished only the best for the

Eartheater ~ Phoenix: La Petite Mort Édition

Once in a while, an artist wanders from one genre into another, but seldom does a primarily vocal artist release a primarily instrumental album.  As part of PAN’s unique roster, Eartheater is highly original within her primary field; we’re just glad that

Eartheater ~ Phoenix: La Petite Mort Édition

Once in a while, an artist wanders from one genre into another, but seldom does a primarily vocal artist release a primarily instrumental album.  As part of PAN’s unique roster, Eartheater is highly original within her primary field; we’re just glad that