Emerging from a love of early electronic, concrete and tape music, soundtracks and early new age, Panabrite attempts to create worlds of sound that touch on many elements and moods, from more spatially motivated ambient to aspects of cosmic synth, minimalist composition and improvisation.
In Norm’s own words, he describes “Transfer” as:
“Collecting material that was composed and/or improvised and produced between 2012 and 2014, comprising many tracks there were initially destined for other projects, which then found their way aiming toward a new idea. My thought around the time was to utilize the then-new Magic Echo Music PALette V2 – a rich, powerful analog synth with very expressive characteristics – and incorporate it into my existing synth set up. I wanted to use this synth to really animate and bring out a certain quality in the sound, which ultimately led to a slightly warped synth pop sound, tempered by more ambient interludes and experiments. I ran it through a vocoder, used it as a filter bank for other synths- or just let it do its thing, unhinged. A few of these tracks made it onto cassette releases at the time, however I feel their true home is on this album and in this order. It is somewhat the antithesis to 2014’s “Pavilion“, which was driven by more spacious, subtle and melancholic tendencies. Here the mood favors claustrophobia and propulsion.
The music of “Transfer” is the sound of uninhibited sound blobs being haphazardly shaped into form, sometimes emanating a song-like structure, other times getting stuck on a repetitive pattern, but hopefully creating a cohesive zone”.
A wonderful full length destined like all other work on both label and artists’ back catalogues to disappear super quick. Beautiful clear as glass vinyl in top loader sleeve in an edition of 300 copies.
Out of stock