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Panoram // Great Times LP

Panoram // Great Times LP

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This record was released in May 2024 by Panoram, an ambient artist from New York, USA, through Balmat, a subsidiary of Spanish IDM label Lapusus.

Contains 16 synth-driven electronic post-new age ambient tracks.

*Please feel free to contact us as we will send you the digital sound source free of charge.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Panoram creates soundtracks for daydreams. During your afternoon nap, the TV is quietly on in the corner, and snippets of conversation filter in through the open window. Wandering, half-baked thoughts take unexpected detours. Before you know it, behind your closed eyes, a film is playing, full of colour and unfamiliar characters. Accidental rhythms, accidental melodies, imitations of life, coded messages."

Over 16 fragmented, sketchy tracks, Panoram carves out a labyrinthine path through a fantasy world of lingering vox pads, fake guitars, detuned synths, exploding flutes and orchestral percussion, and even the occasional cheeky anime sample. It's chill-out music with a frosty edge, ambient with a dark irony. (A quick glance at your news outlet of choice should be enough to confirm that the title "Great Times" should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.)

Panoram has been making music under his own alias for more than a decade, releasing albums on labels such as Firecracker, Running Back, and his own Wandering Eye. (He has also performed and recorded with Amen Dunes, and co-produced Amen Dunes' upcoming Sub Pop album Death Jokes.) Panoram's work spans a wide range of genres, including abstract pop, classical music, a twisted approach to library music, and cyborg funk. The album "Pianosequenza Vol. 10" released in 2021 includes experiments with Yamaha's Disklavier. However, ``Great Times'' depicts the true picture of a project that has not been straightforward until now.

Panoram is averse to sharing details about his personal life, instead letting the music do the talking, using cryptic tracks to express the slipperiest kinds of ideas: thoughts that take root in a mix of anxiety, distraction, and the most fleeting traces of grace. Panoram's approach distinguishes itself from contemporary ambient orthodoxy, which emphasizes immersion and exhilaration. Great Times expresses something more prickly, harder to translate, but more alluring. Its 16 tracks offer a chance to get lost, and an invitation to stay in the maze for as long as you like."

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Lapsus / Balmat releases available at Tobira. 

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Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl.

Trackilst:

1. The Shapes We Are 03:35
2. Limbo 02:41
3. Pierre 03:37
4. Cameos 04:41
5. Obsolete Child 01:36
6. Born Today 02:07
7. It's Me Being You 03:52
8. The Parable 01:40
9. Dishappening 03:15
10. Mudding 01:26
11. Brutal Meditation 02:13
12. Smiles in a Row 02:54
13. Peachflame 02:44
14. Middle Class Love (Blood Tests) 02:51
15. Veroin 03:56
16. A Brick in Your Fantasy 01:52

Balmat:

"Panoram makes soundtracks for daydreams gone sideways. Picture the scene: an afternoon nap with the television on, quietly, in the corner; snatches of conversation drift in through the open window. Wandering, half-formed thoughts take unexpected detours; before you know it , there's a movie playing out against closed lids, the colors bright, the characters unfamiliar. Accidental rhythms, incidental melodies, imitations of life, messages in code.

Across 17 fragmentary, sketch-like tracks, Panoram carves a labyrinthine path in which nothing is what it seems: a fantasy world of breathy vox pads, faux guitar, detuned synths, bursts of flute and orchestral percussion, and even the occasional cheeky cartoon sample It's chillout music with a chilly edge, ambient with a darkly ironic undertone. (The briefest glance at your news outlet of choice should be enough to confirm that the title—Great Times—ought to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.)

Panoram has been making music under his principal alias for more than a decade now, releasing albums on labels like Firecracker, Running Back, and his own Wandering Eye. (He has also performed and recorded with Amen Dunes, and has co-production credits on Amen Dunes' forthcoming Sub Pop album Death Jokes.) Panoram's output has ranged widely, taking in abstract pop, classical composition, twisted takes on library music, and cyborg funk. One record of "bio-acoustic transmissions" came with a cannabis leaf pressed in clear wax; his 2021 album Pianosequenza Vol. 1 gathers his experiments on the Yamaha Disklavier. But Great Times offers the truest picture yet of a project that has never been easy to pin down.

By loath-sharing details about his personal life, Panoram instead lets the music do the talking, using its cryptic tracks to express the slipperiest sorts of ideas—the thoughts that take root where anxiety, distraction, and the most fleeting traces of grace commingle. Panoram's approach flies in the face of contemporary ambient orthodoxy, with its emphasis on immersion and uplift. Great Times expresses something thornier, more difficult to translate, yet also more tantalizing to contend with. Its 17 tracks offer a chance to get lost—and an invitation to remain in the maze as long as you like.
"

Artist: Panoram

Label: Balmat

CAT No: BALMAT10

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This record was released in May 2024 by Panoram, an ambient artist from New York, USA, through Balmat, a subsidiary of Spanish IDM label Lapusus.

Contains 16 synth-driven electronic post-new age ambient tracks.

*Please feel free to contact us as we will send you the digital sound source free of charge.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Panoram creates soundtracks for daydreams. During your afternoon nap, the TV is quietly on in the corner, and snippets of conversation filter in through the open window. Wandering, half-baked thoughts take unexpected detours. Before you know it, behind your closed eyes, a film is playing, full of colour and unfamiliar characters. Accidental rhythms, accidental melodies, imitations of life, coded messages."

Over 16 fragmented, sketchy tracks, Panoram carves out a labyrinthine path through a fantasy world of lingering vox pads, fake guitars, detuned synths, exploding flutes and orchestral percussion, and even the occasional cheeky anime sample. It's chill-out music with a frosty edge, ambient with a dark irony. (A quick glance at your news outlet of choice should be enough to confirm that the title "Great Times" should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.)

Panoram has been making music under his own alias for more than a decade, releasing albums on labels such as Firecracker, Running Back, and his own Wandering Eye. (He has also performed and recorded with Amen Dunes, and co-produced Amen Dunes' upcoming Sub Pop album Death Jokes.) Panoram's work spans a wide range of genres, including abstract pop, classical music, a twisted approach to library music, and cyborg funk. The album "Pianosequenza Vol. 10" released in 2021 includes experiments with Yamaha's Disklavier. However, ``Great Times'' depicts the true picture of a project that has not been straightforward until now.

Panoram is averse to sharing details about his personal life, instead letting the music do the talking, using cryptic tracks to express the slipperiest kinds of ideas: thoughts that take root in a mix of anxiety, distraction, and the most fleeting traces of grace. Panoram's approach distinguishes itself from contemporary ambient orthodoxy, which emphasizes immersion and exhilaration. Great Times expresses something more prickly, harder to translate, but more alluring. Its 16 tracks offer a chance to get lost, and an invitation to stay in the maze for as long as you like."

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Lapsus / Balmat releases available at Tobira. 

--------------------------

Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl.

Trackilst:

1. The Shapes We Are 03:35
2. Limbo 02:41
3. Pierre 03:37
4. Cameos 04:41
5. Obsolete Child 01:36
6. Born Today 02:07
7. It's Me Being You 03:52
8. The Parable 01:40
9. Dishappening 03:15
10. Mudding 01:26
11. Brutal Meditation 02:13
12. Smiles in a Row 02:54
13. Peachflame 02:44
14. Middle Class Love (Blood Tests) 02:51
15. Veroin 03:56
16. A Brick in Your Fantasy 01:52

Balmat:

"Panoram makes soundtracks for daydreams gone sideways. Picture the scene: an afternoon nap with the television on, quietly, in the corner; snatches of conversation drift in through the open window. Wandering, half-formed thoughts take unexpected detours; before you know it , there's a movie playing out against closed lids, the colors bright, the characters unfamiliar. Accidental rhythms, incidental melodies, imitations of life, messages in code.

Across 17 fragmentary, sketch-like tracks, Panoram carves a labyrinthine path in which nothing is what it seems: a fantasy world of breathy vox pads, faux guitar, detuned synths, bursts of flute and orchestral percussion, and even the occasional cheeky cartoon sample It's chillout music with a chilly edge, ambient with a darkly ironic undertone. (The briefest glance at your news outlet of choice should be enough to confirm that the title—Great Times—ought to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.)

Panoram has been making music under his principal alias for more than a decade now, releasing albums on labels like Firecracker, Running Back, and his own Wandering Eye. (He has also performed and recorded with Amen Dunes, and has co-production credits on Amen Dunes' forthcoming Sub Pop album Death Jokes.) Panoram's output has ranged widely, taking in abstract pop, classical composition, twisted takes on library music, and cyborg funk. One record of "bio-acoustic transmissions" came with a cannabis leaf pressed in clear wax; his 2021 album Pianosequenza Vol. 1 gathers his experiments on the Yamaha Disklavier. But Great Times offers the truest picture yet of a project that has never been easy to pin down.

By loath-sharing details about his personal life, Panoram instead lets the music do the talking, using its cryptic tracks to express the slipperiest sorts of ideas—the thoughts that take root where anxiety, distraction, and the most fleeting traces of grace commingle. Panoram's approach flies in the face of contemporary ambient orthodoxy, with its emphasis on immersion and uplift. Great Times expresses something thornier, more difficult to translate, yet also more tantalizing to contend with. Its 17 tracks offer a chance to get lost—and an invitation to remain in the maze as long as you like.
"

Artist: Panoram

Label: Balmat

CAT No: BALMAT10