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Artist: AFRIKAN SCIENCES
Title: Circuitous
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"At the nexus of Afrofuturism, science fiction, transcendental free jazz, and future hip hop, this new work from Eric Douglas Porter casts itself and its creator in a liminal zone most recognizably charted by astral traveler Sun Ra. Circuitous follows nearly a decade of releases for Deepblak -- the Oakland-rooted imprint of frequent collaborator Aybee -- and shares common blood with both the elevated consciousness of late 80s club culture and contemporary west coast beat scene. Built around Porters signature polyrhythms and complex melodies, the albums 14 tracks demonstrate an unorthodox agility honed over a long history of live improvised sets combining multiple turntables, upright bass, and a command center of digital tablets and controllers. Each track maps the artists own movements, tracing paths of flight, highway trajectories through tunnels and over bridges, and rides through rough and gated neighborhoods. If familiar on the surface, deeper or repeated listenings to Circuitous reveal the dynamic multiplicity within. Circuitous is a free and unbound body of work -- one that defies easy classification yet translates fluidly across multiple environments -- presented on double LP in order to fully realize the scope of Afrikan Sciences sonic palette. The album was mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering and features artwork by Louis Reith and Bill Kouligas."- Pan.

Artist: AFRIKAN SCIENCES
Title: Circuitous
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"At the nexus of Afrofuturism, science fiction, transcendental free jazz, and future hip hop, this new work from Eric Douglas Porter casts itself and its creator in a liminal zone most recognizably charted by astral traveler Sun Ra. Circuitous follows nearly a decade of releases for Deepblak -- the Oakland-rooted imprint of frequent collaborator Aybee -- and shares common blood with both the elevated consciousness of late 80s club culture and contemporary west coast beat scene. Built around Porters signature polyrhythms and complex melodies, the albums 14 tracks demonstrate an unorthodox agility honed over a long history of live improvised sets combining multiple turntables, upright bass, and a command center of digital tablets and controllers. Each track maps the artists own movements, tracing paths of flight, highway trajectories through tunnels and over bridges, and rides through rough and gated neighborhoods. If familiar on the surface, deeper or repeated listenings to Circuitous reveal the dynamic multiplicity within. Circuitous is a free and unbound body of work -- one that defies easy classification yet translates fluidly across multiple environments -- presented on double LP in order to fully realize the scope of Afrikan Sciences sonic palette. The album was mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering and features artwork by Louis Reith and Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Live Knots
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Oren Ambarchi presents Live Knots, two live realizations of Knots, the epic centerpiece of his 2012 album Audience of One (TO 083CD/LP). Built on the interplay between Ambarchis swirling guitar harmonics and the metronomic pulse and shifting accents of Joe Talias DeJohnette-esque drumming, the piece merges the organic push and pull of free improvisation with an overarching compositional framework. Tokyo Knots is the complete recording of a duo performance of the piece by Ambarchi and Talia recorded at Tokyos legendary SuperDeluxe in March 2013. The performance builds gently on the foundation of Talias insistent ride cymbal and the shifting tonal bed of Ambarchis rich, overtone-drenched guitar, eventually going into a free rock free fall of buzz saw harmonics and crashing drums. From within the maelstrom, Talia picks up a pulsing motorik rhythm that leads the piece back to where it began, with the addition of the shuddering, elastic tones of a hand-played spring reverb unit. Krakow Knots works with the same basic structure but stretches it out to nearly twice the length and adds strings played by the Sinfonietta Cracovia, led by Eyvind Kang on viola. The strings expand the pieces textural range with lush chordal blocks, uneasy dissonances, and occasional Ligeti-esque swarms of micro-activity, the swelling string tones intensifying the ecstatic nature of the piece as it moves toward its mid-point crescendo in which Ambarchi unleashes a particularly malicious continuum of stuttering harmonic fuzz. The strings then enter with a series of swelling chords, announcing the pieces final movement, and reaffirming the uniqueness of the tonal and compositional language that Ambarchi has patiently developed over the last two decades, in which the influence of post-minimal composers such as Alvin Curran, Gavin Bryars, and David Behrman can be felt alongside the inspiration of raw free jazz, harsh noise, and academic psychoacoustics. The final moments of the performance pit Talia and Crys Coles amplified objects and spring reverb textures against a field of gently gliding string glissandi before the audience erupts in much-deserved applause." - Francis Plagne.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Live Knots
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Oren Ambarchi presents Live Knots, two live realizations of Knots, the epic centerpiece of his 2012 album Audience of One (TO 083CD/LP). Built on the interplay between Ambarchis swirling guitar harmonics and the metronomic pulse and shifting accents of Joe Talias DeJohnette-esque drumming, the piece merges the organic push and pull of free improvisation with an overarching compositional framework. Tokyo Knots is the complete recording of a duo performance of the piece by Ambarchi and Talia recorded at Tokyos legendary SuperDeluxe in March 2013. The performance builds gently on the foundation of Talias insistent ride cymbal and the shifting tonal bed of Ambarchis rich, overtone-drenched guitar, eventually going into a free rock free fall of buzz saw harmonics and crashing drums. From within the maelstrom, Talia picks up a pulsing motorik rhythm that leads the piece back to where it began, with the addition of the shuddering, elastic tones of a hand-played spring reverb unit. Krakow Knots works with the same basic structure but stretches it out to nearly twice the length and adds strings played by the Sinfonietta Cracovia, led by Eyvind Kang on viola. The strings expand the pieces textural range with lush chordal blocks, uneasy dissonances, and occasional Ligeti-esque swarms of micro-activity, the swelling string tones intensifying the ecstatic nature of the piece as it moves toward its mid-point crescendo in which Ambarchi unleashes a particularly malicious continuum of stuttering harmonic fuzz. The strings then enter with a series of swelling chords, announcing the pieces final movement, and reaffirming the uniqueness of the tonal and compositional language that Ambarchi has patiently developed over the last two decades, in which the influence of post-minimal composers such as Alvin Curran, Gavin Bryars, and David Behrman can be felt alongside the inspiration of raw free jazz, harsh noise, and academic psychoacoustics. The final moments of the performance pit Talia and Crys Coles amplified objects and spring reverb textures against a field of gently gliding string glissandi before the audience erupts in much-deserved applause." - Francis Plagne.
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Artist: ANKERSMIT & VALERIO TRICOLI, THOMAS
Title: Forma II
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Forma II is the first collaborative output by Thomas Ankersmit and Valerio Tricoli. Composed and recorded in Berlin from 2008 to 2010, the music consists of four electroacoustic pieces based largely on analog synthesizer material and one long-form, swarm-like composition for multiple overdubbed saxophones. Additional sounds range from metal foil floating on ultrasonic sound-beams to mechanical clickers recorded in the abandoned radar domes at Teufelsberg. The raw materials have been extensively processed and re-constructed using analog tape and digital methods. The five pieces shift between sharply detailed blizzards of electronic interference to passages of delicate balance, between calm and turbulence, between stasis and rapid shape-shifting, between multiple virtual spaces and non-spaces. Thomas Ankersmit is a saxophonist, electronic musician and installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam, who combines abstract, intensely-focused acoustic saxophone work with hyper-kinetic analog synth and computer improvisation. He also creates installation pieces that use sound, infrasound and "modifications to the acoustic characters of spaces" that disrupt the viewer/listeners perception of the exhibition space and their presence within it. He frequently works together with New York minimalist Phill Niblock. Other recent collaborators have included Kevin Drumm and Borbetomagus. Valerio Tricoli is a Berlin-based composer, improviser, sound installation artist, producer, sound engineer and curator bridging musique concrète and conceptual forms of sound with a radical interest in how reality, virtuality and memory relate to each other during the acoustic event. He mostly uses analog electronic devices (reel-to-reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects, ultrasonic speakers). The structure of the set-up is ever-changing however, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device and the space in which the event takes place. He is one of the founders of 3/4HadBeenEliminated and the Bowindo label/collective. The CD is mastered by Rashad Becker at Clunk, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. It is packaged in a pro-press digisleeve jacket which itself is housed in a one-tone silk-screened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs, with artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan.

Artist: BECKER, RASHAD
Title: Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"In the vast world of electronic music, where sounds, signifiers and gestures are recontextualized to a numbing degree, it is increasingly rare and refreshing to encounter a release as perspective-distorting as the debut full-length release by Rashad Becker. The album is a masterpiece of focused, non-referential electronic environments. It is both warm, alien, paranoid and exhilarating. Sounds are stretched in the most unusual manner, foreign bodies are frequent and the structure is simply bewildering. Split into "Themes" and "Dances," the eight tracks guide the listener through Beckers brave new world. Despite being entirely synthetic, there are sounds which appear like a distortion of the world around us, on occasion "voice-like" sounds are present, elsewhere there appears the sound of cicadas, only these cicadas are made of mercury and swim through time. The end result is beautiful in a way only a unique work of art can be. PAN is proud to present the outside from within. Mastered and cut by Becker himself at Dubplates & Mastering, and pressed on 140 gram vinyl." -Pan.

Artist: BECKER, RASHAD
Title: Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Rashad Beckers new full length album, Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II, is a newly developed continuation and exploration of work since his highly-acclaimed first volume (PAN 034LP, 2013). Incorporating more instrumental-sounding components, the record moves through both fluid and dissonant sounds, which take on different structural and sculptural challenges through carefully-layered compositions. Following Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I, Vol. II expands in various elements, distorted and warped, focusing in on the tension and energy of synthesized sounds that appear to exist, hauntingly physically. Known for his unrivaled attention to sonic detail across his work, Beckers unique techniques and expressive manipulations of sound are laid bare in an exhilarating new form, stylistically distinctive and uncompromising. The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. Artwork by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Urban Disease
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
2010 release. "Urban Disease is the new radical work by Billy Bao, Mattin, Taku Unami, Tim Barnes, Barry Weisblat and Margarida Garcia. Its important to remember that before Mattin and anarchism ruined his life, Billy Bao was a bit of a troubadour who accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and warbled wild songs of protest in his native Nigerian patois. This new album, his third on vinyl, finds Billy in a transitional phase toward the end of 2006, before the gaztetxes of Bilbao burrowed into his marrow, before Mattin became the Merle to his G.G., before Billy turned into herpes sore in the mouth of global capitalism. "Billy doesnt believe in hypnagogia," were told, "because he always sleeps with one eye open, and when he dreams, all he sees is AIDS denialists, German shepherds, and soldiers disguised as UN peacekeepers." Before Taku Unami fucked it up, this session found Bao relaxed and in high spirits as he conducted a pickup band of itinerant improvisers through a song-by-song cover of Amon Düüls Psychedelic Underground. Margarida Garcia lent her astounding skill and highly personal idiom on the electric double-bass, in her hands an instrument with the tension of string on wood and the disruptive potential of a crackle box. Barry Weisblat, meanwhile, teased out a century of drone from a Cornell lunchbox of filament and circuitry. Who better to play drums and percussion than the sainted Tim Barnes? Mattin, thumb and forefinger compulsively pinching or stroking his Hitler mustache after every take, funneled Billys malaise through laptop, percussion, and folk instrumentation. There was even, astonishingly, a womens choir on hand, eerily filling out the atmosphere with wordless vocals and incantations. But this is after, and the result is a fragmentary, extremely loud hippie jam session punctuated by stretches of uneasy silence and scrape. The Lp is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened pvc sleeve with original artwork by New York artist HENRY FLYNT." - Pan.
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Artist: BLACK SITES
Title: Prototype EP
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Helena Hauff and F#X get together on a new project for Pan called Black Sites. This is riotous and cerebral club music. The analog artifacts of "Prototype" permutate in tandem with melodic Detroit chords, a pounding rhythm section and a central ascending 303 line. "N313P" maintains the intense pace. Building around competing resonances, the untethered Drexciyan melodies probe, expand and contract to rapturous effect. On white vinyl." - Pan

Artist: BLACK SITES
Title: Unit 2669
Format: 12
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Helena Hauff and F#X present Unit 2669, their second record as Black Sites following 2013s Prototype EP (PAN 046EP). These hardware fetishists and resident DJs at Hamburgs iconic Golden Pudel Club deliver two cauterizing acid/techno cuts. A-side "Unit 2669" is built around a narcotic, modulated 303 line and protean drones, while on the flip, "Москва" is an exercise in tape manipulation and visceral mechanics; its circuitry corroded by parasites, the tracks lurching pulse of paranoid sirens is eviscerated by tearing feedback surges. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. Pressed on 140-gram vinyl. Artwork by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.
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Artist: BLOOD STEREO
Title: Your Snakelike King
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Brand new release from Brighton mongs Blood Stereo, duo of Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance. Your Snakelike King picks up where 2008s The Magnetic Headache left off, a shape shifting and strange mix of tape collage, free vocals and electro-acoustic mischief. Midnight to 3am recordings fueled by grape and smoke conjour up a blurred narrative, the meaning of which is never quite clear, like weird off camera sounds in some tripped out movie. Anal fins tucked in tight behind them, Blood Stereo look like a pair of ill-kempt roosters, fighting over a doughnut. The guy rooster is jibbering in some unknown tongue, turning his face inside out, while shoving the microphone slowly through a hole in his cheek. The girl rooster appears to be pecking at him, either that or shes picking at various trash they have strewn around the stage. Every time she ducks her head there is the sound of a jet passing overhead. But when you look up at the sky there is no sign of a contrail. After a while you think you are starting to get a handle on what they are doing, but the guy falls down and starts doing a spazz dance so utterly convincing you begin to worry about him. Then the girls starts screaming and it seems as though something is really profoundly wrong. And it is. But its not like theyre in any kind of trouble. Theyre just wrong, yknow? So savagely wrong from every angle that its really tough to imagine there s anything you could do to really help them. As if theyd even want in. In their masks or out, they sow confusion like wheat. -- Byron Coley. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a two-tone silk screened pvc sleeve with interweaving geometric designs." -Pan.
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Artist: BUTZMANN, FRIEDER
Title: Wie Zeit Vergeht
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"The Berserker of Berlins uninterrupted stream of timbre-changing and alternating sounds takes influence from aspects of Stockhausens work, albeit certainly far from Serielle Komposition methods. Using an entirely different array of equipment and caring less for technical finesse, a raw and sometimes absurd quality emerges. In spite of the dramatic character of the compositions, FRIEDER BUTZMANN works with the same joy and intuition as when he first heard them almost 40 years ago. Manipulating analogue sounds culled from old electronic recordings that he made at STEIM in Amsterdam back in 1995 (using the infamous Black Box modular system), a dadaistic influence shines through in the semi-naive use of electronics, vocals and undefined sound sources. For Butzmannm the basic idea is always more important than the perfect realization. The lyrics are excerpts of ... Wie Die Zeit Vergeht ..., Telemusik and Kurzwellen by Stockhausen plus re-writings of lyrics used in the first section of the composers concrete and electronic composition Hymnen. 140-gram vinyl, color jacket, silkscreened PVC sleeve. Edition of 500." - Pan.
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Artist: CONCRETE FENCE
Title: New Release (1)
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Luminaries of British electronic music spanning over two decades, Russell Haswell (Gescom, Haswell & Hecker) and Downwards label founder Karl OConnor (Regis, Sandwell District, British Murder Boys) have come together to produce three tracks of inimitable experimental techno in their debut collaborative release. With each track built on a permutating sonic foundation, these are muscular and expertly paced compositions that effortlessly transition between hypnotic rhythms and textural and timbral experimentation. On white vinyl." - Pan

Artist: DALGLISH
Title: Niaiw Ot Vile
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Chris Douglas story reads like a lesson in the development of outsider electronic music over the past 20 years. He began throwing the first ambient techno parties in San Francisco at just 16 years old, and moved to Detroit a year later to begin working with Mike Banks (Underground Resistance) and James Stinson (Drexciya). He relocated to Berlin in the early 2000s after being invited to support Autechre on their Confield tour (and perform at the now legendary Autechre-curated ATP Festival) and has since then steadily released challenging and intense records as Dalglish, O.S.T., Scald Rougish, and Seaes, all the while maintaining an elusive personal profile. He has also worked extensively in film music, having recently composed the soundtrack for Anna Eborns film Pine Ridge, which had its world premiere at the 70th Venice Biennale. Furthermore, he is a founding member of audiovisual collective SYNKEN featuring members of Transforma. His PAN debut, dedicated to his friend, the sadly-deceased musician and Isolate Records founder Wai Cheng (Optic), is a complex and cavernous exercise in texture and rhythm, marrying the freedom and tonal breadth of electro-acoustic composition with percussive patterns disjointed to the point of collapse. It is easy to see how his work is often critically-received as emotionally challenging. There is a closeness to these compositions, and his muscular, full-spectrum passages are often counteracted with brittle and delicate detail. Unhinged and unrestrained, you will be hard pressed to find a single loop throughout the entire album, with each of the compositions mutated through vividly reverberating, clangorous landscapes. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, and pressed on 140 gram vinyl which itself is housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Bill Kouligas and Kathryn Politis." - Pan.

Artist: DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE
Title: Frequency Conquistadors
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $35.00
"Words are more often then not the point of departure for many works of Das Synthetische Mischegewebe. The track titles here stem from El Mundo Alucinante de Reinaldo Arenas, which itself is inspired by François-René de Chateaubriands Mémoires doutre-tombe. It is about time rather than history and about being in history. Having lost the war of time, the only thing that remains to do is being, and here we go, being infiniment exigent in its means of expression. DSM began in Berlin armed with a visual education from the early 80s. They quickly became part of the international industrial cassette scene. Composing for light installations with open-reel machines, cassette recorders, microphone and guitar fuzz boxes with both loud, quiet, occasionally full blast and frequently sneaking in little sounds, all alternating within a few seconds, create an electroacoustic anti-music. With unusual concerts in the underground network as well as in high art institutions and museums (such as Centre Pompidou) and later on with performances for mixed media installation, exhibitions and conferences on cognitive science and neurologic research related topics, the group toured with changing casts since the early 80s, and participated in international festivals throughout Europe and the US. Since 1982 they continue to produce vinyls, CDs and tapes on many international labels: Discos Esplendor Geometrico, RRRecords, Hypnagogia, Vinyl-on-Demand, Auf Abwegen, Harsh Reality Music, Equation Records, Das Cassetten Combinat and many others. Live and recording collaborations with musicians such as: The New Blockaders, Ralf Wehowsky, Frans de Waard, Ios Smolders, Zeitkratzer Ensemble, Artificial Memory Trace, ERG, MSBR, Toy Bizarre, Roel Meelkop and others. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a two-tone silk screened pvc sleeve with interweaving geometric designs." -Pan.
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Artist: DILLOWAY & JASON LESCALLEET, AARON
Title: Grapes and Snakes
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Grapes and Snakes is the first collaborative work of two of the most respected American underground experimental/noise artists, Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet. Using purely analog synths and tape manipulation, they build a foggy psychoacoustic mass that lies between dynamic yet patiently treated tape-music and industrial howl. Aaron Dilloway has been releasing and recording music since the age of 16. He was a member of experimental bands Couch, Galen and Universal Indians. He is a former guitarist and tape manipulator for the experimental band Wolf Eyes, which he left in 2005 to live most of that year in Kathmandu, Nepal. While his wife did her graduate work there, he roamed the streets recording every sound he could, many of which are used in his recent recordings and performances. Currently he runs the noise record label, record store and mailorder Hanson Records, which he began in Brighton, Michigan in 1994. Hanson then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan for several years, before finally settling in Oberlin, Ohio, after a brief return to Ann Arbor. He performs solo using eight track tapes and vocal sounds, and records modular synthesizer music as Spine Scavenger. Recently, he has played with an ever-changing cast of sound artists under the name The Nevari Butchers. Jason Lescalleets sound world occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment (e.g. antiquated reel-to-reel recorders, damaged tape, etc.), his work focuses on extreme frequencies and microscopic audio detail. Hes been a member of Due Process, performed and recorded with Keith Rowe, Joe Colley, Jason Kahn, John Hudak, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley (both separately and as Nmperign), and most recently Graham Lambkin in their Breadwinner project which has yielded unprecedented and glorious results in the electroacoustic music of today. He lives and works in the state of Maine. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and it is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas. Aaron Dilloway (synth and tapes); Jason Lescalleet (synth, tapes, and Dell XPS)." -Pan.
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Artist: DURGAN, MARK
Title: Plouging Furrows Into Rotten Burrows
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Made up of junk sounds, be they acoustic or electronic, Ploughing Furrows Into Rotten Burrows is informed by a caustic patience and steady pacing. With a concentrated approach, Mark Durgan makes the space, and even silences between sounds, an integral part of his constructions. He builds up tracks from the beginning with loops, samples or acoustic sounds, then the sound becomes quite automated due to the influence of the feedback generated from the electronic devices. For the past twenty years, Mark Durgan, known under the Putrefier moniker and his label Birthbiter (1986), is one of the few genuinely curious anomalies operating today. Disassociated with a lot of noise, he is more of a true outsider of this scene, somewhat akin to the older sound poets. Although their realm of art is very different to that of his, comparisons can be made. The lack of concrete documentation, both written and recorded, could be construed as an attempt at mystery, but the reality is that it all comes down to a total ambivalence about having a public persona. Despite that this is his first official work under his own name, it still bears similarity to the Putrefier concept. From the influences of power electronics and especially early nineties Japanese noise (Cog Dominance cassette, 1987 on Broken Flag), his music has developed into different areas of the avant garde spectrum, such as musique concrete, improvisation and electroacoustic music, demonstrated in one of his latest works done with The New Blockaders. Being able to appreciate other forms of experimentation, he takes noise to a different level. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a two-tone silk screened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs." -Pan
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Artist: ERRORSMITH & MARK FELL
Title: Protogravity EP
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
“The first collaborative single from electronic composers Mark Fell and Erik Wiegand, the latter appearing under his Errorsmith alias for the first time since 2004. The seminal Errorsmith albums from the turn of the millennium are often referenced beside Fells early works as pivotal moments in the evolution of club music. Made in June 2014 at Weigands Berlin studio, the Protogravity EP is a cohesive collection of subterranean techno; three hypnotic cuts with a playfulness that often underlies the artists solo work. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M; artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas.” - Pan.

Artist: GAMBLE, LEE
Title: B23 Steelhouse/Motor System (Extension)
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Limited pressing white label 12" featuring two previously unreleased tracks by Lee Gamble. "B23 Steelhouse" is a rework of "Steelhouse Chaconne," itself an unreleased Lee Gamble dub from 2013. On the flip is "Motor System (Extension)," a track taken from 2014s Koch album (PAN 059CD/LP) and extended. Both tracks have been remastered and sound much louder and dynamic than the album cuts -- primed for the DJs. 140-gram 12" mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M." - Pan.

Artist: GAMBLE, LEE
Title: Diversions 1994-1996
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
2015 repress. "The 30-minute Diversions 1994-1996 EP is made up entirely from samples from the collection of Lee Gambles jungle cassette mix-tapes. The audio has been subjected to analog and digital deformations, while trying to extract, expand upon, and convey particular qualities emblematic of the original music. The effect is that of a musical body scan, all that is solid melts into air. Sounds are unearthed, dissected on the operating table, melted and unlocked , evoking sonics not unlike the heavy dub processes of Jah Shaka and Scion in an INA GRM frame of mind or bearing a similar methodological approach with what Mark Leckey explored in his piece "Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore." It can be heard as a "memory" of a period of music and for some could work as a "cued recall," which is a form of memory retrieval. Lee Gamble started out as a teenager DJing on pirate radio and on the emerging jungle scene; however, his own approach to music has taken a more experimental direction. Exploring the outer realms of abstraction through digital synthesis/resynthesis, Lee has described his current compositional process as "the configuration of material (ex nihilo) via various digital synthesis methods, prompts further disfigurations and reconfigurations. What you then have left is often the detritus or debris of an idea. Phantasms of both previous and current musical, pseudo-scientific and sculptural influences are manifest as new material abstractions, created from the digital blank canvas. This abstraction allows several interests to appear in the works simultaneously." He is also a founding member of the UK-based CYRK collective and has curated/co-curated several CYRK events. He has also produced and curated three radio series for London-based radio station Resonance 104.4 FM and he continues to DJ. Lee has released his computer compositions on the Entracte label and has collaborated with composer John Wall and artists Yutaka Makino and Bryan Lewis Saunders. Diversions 1994-1996 is the beginning of a longer-term collaboration with Pan. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. Pressed on 140 gram white vinyl housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: GAMBLE, LEE
Title: Dutch Tvashar Plumes
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
Repressed. "Dutch Tvashar Plumes seems to map the changes in Lee Gambles approach to music-making over the last couple of years. From his initial exposure and subsequent immersion into jungle as a teenager, he soon began experimenting with structure and sound design, which led him to a more "academic" approach to "computer music." There were many self-imposed rules he adhered to during this time. These last few years he decided to break with that and make an intuitive venture forward. This record is the first real document of that. Lee Gamble started out as a teenager DJing on pirate radio and on the emerging jungle scene; however, his own approach to music has taken a more experimental direction. Exploring the outer realms of abstraction through digital synthesis/re-synthesis, Lee has described his current compositional process as: "The configuration of material (ex nihilo) via various digital synthesis methods, prompts further disfigurations and reconfigurations. What you then have left is often the detritus or debris of an idea. Phantasms of both previous and current musical, pseudo-scientific and sculptural influences are manifest as new material abstractions, created from the digital blank canvas. This abstraction allows several interests to appear in the works simultaneously." He is a also a founding member of the UK-based CYRK collective and has curated/co-curated several CYRK events. He has also produced and curated three radio series for London-based radio station Resonance 104.4FM and he continues to DJ. Lee has released his computer compositions on the Entracte label and has collaborated with composer John Wall and artists Yutaka Makino and Bryan Lewis Saunders. Packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering and pressed on 140 gram vinyl." - Pan.

Artist: GAMBLE, LEE
Title: Koch
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Following up from the success of his emphatic PAN releases Dutch Tvashar Plumes (PAN 036LP) and Diversions 1994-1996 (PAN 033LP) in 2012, PAN is excited to announce Koch (pronounced "cotch"), the new album from Londons Lee Gamble. Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singular and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, another place. In Koch, we experience an artist constructing a future, after time spent deconstructing the past. In the music we witness such dimensional abstraction, zooming between epic macro-scenery and claustrophobically close detail, disorientation and absolute focus. Rhythms fuse together and phase apart, club tracks tunnel into an anxious wilderness, with themes and textures emerging as threads throughout the record, wormholing between each track. There is a sense of the seen and the unseen, an honest tension between music as function (for this world) and as artistic exploration (for another world) as cracks in the surface appear to reveal the odd and alien minutiae within. Koch represents an intimate and revelatory new phase in Lee Gambles practice. Producing tracks that can live and grow on their own in a club or personal listening environment, the artists exploratory framework creates threads of consistency and tension between disparate spaces, locations, and mental states." - Pan.

Artist: GAMBLE, LEE
Title: Koch
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Following up from the success of his emphatic PAN releases Dutch Tvashar Plumes (PAN 036LP) and Diversions 1994-1996 (PAN 033LP) in 2012, PAN is excited to announce Koch (pronounced "cotch"), the new album from Londons Lee Gamble. Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singular and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, another place. In Koch, we experience an artist constructing a future, after time spent deconstructing the past. In the music we witness such dimensional abstraction, zooming between epic macro-scenery and claustrophobically close detail, disorientation and absolute focus. Rhythms fuse together and phase apart, club tracks tunnel into an anxious wilderness, with themes and textures emerging as threads throughout the record, wormholing between each track. There is a sense of the seen and the unseen, an honest tension between music as function (for this world) and as artistic exploration (for another world) as cracks in the surface appear to reveal the odd and alien minutiae within. Koch represents an intimate and revelatory new phase in Lee Gambles practice. Producing tracks that can live and grow on their own in a club or personal listening environment, the artists exploratory framework creates threads of consistency and tension between disparate spaces, locations, and mental states." - Pan.

Artist: GAMBLE, LEE
Title: Kuang EP
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Lee Gamble is a UK-based artist and electronic music producer with roots in the original jungle-techno and extreme computer music fields. The Kuang EP heralds the release of Gambles keenly-awaited 2nd LP KOCH with three tracks of dissociative ambient/techno. "Kali Wave" opens with a bittersweet breakbeat roller sounding something like early AGCG playing in a hall of mirrors, whereas "Mimas Skank" diffuses oily acid and dry dub techno inna dancefloor wormhole, and the detached ambient drift of "Girl Drop" rends a gasp of post-rave bliss into 12 minutes of spectral sublime or precipitous dread, depending on your perspective." - Pan.

Artist: HAMMER, JOSEPH
Title: I Love You, Please Love Me Too
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"With I Love You, Please Love Me Too, Joseph Hammer continues his journey into playful yet heavily focused idiot-savant infinite psychedelic inertia. Utilizing consumer audio technology and 20th century detritus, Hammer lovingly decodes his passion for mid-century sci-fi and AM radio stations beyond all point of recognition like a snake charmer. Multi-dimensional audio collage techniques to a freeform and completely unorthodox plunderphonic hypnosis. Baked devotionals for tape loop minds. Joseph Hammer, a sound artist from Los Angeles, has actively created experimental works since 1980 as a member of the LAFMS collective. His practice draws on the complexities of the process of listening and playing, reflecting on the role of the audience versus the performer, and uses music as it influences our notion of time, memory and intimacy as the basis for improvisation and abstraction. In various collaborations, solo, and as a founding member of the trio Solid Eye along with several other projects (Joe & Joe, Dinosaurs With Horns, Dimmer, Points of Friction), Hammer has performed widely and is an influential contributor to the Los Angeles underground scene. The LP is mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket, which is itself housed in a two-tone silkscreened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs. All artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan.
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Artist: HEATSICK
Title: Deviation
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Equipped with only a Casio keyboard, Heatsick has played alongside everyone from Omar Souleyman to DJ Harvey, Daniel Wang and Legowelt, and has demonstrated his ability not only to extend his keyboard to its limits, but to transcend its musical territory. Déviation features four tracks of kaleidoscopic house that combine a lo-fi aesthetic with clear, textured structures. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M and pressed on 140 gram white vinyl, housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." -Pan.

Heatsick No Fixed Address (PAN 29) from Bill Kouligas on Vimeo.


Artist: HEATSICK
Title: Intersex
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Intersex is the debut LP by Steven Warwick aka Heatsick. The title references the work of German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, looking at how music and sexuality can operate in flux on a constantly sliding scale. Executed on just a Casio keyboard and manipulated loops via guitar pedals, Intersex deliberately evokes "ersatz" notions of electronic dance music and early electronics in the line of Roberto Cacciapaglias Ann Steel record, the work of Warner Jepson and the kaleidoscopic sound of Ron Hardy, pushing dance/body music through a saturated psychedelic lens. Steven Warwick is a Berlin-based performer, also known for his work in the electronic duo, Birds Of Delay. His approach is one of carefully thought-out loops which are then sent into varying interactions and play. Active in the club, art and music scenes, Warwicks work is one existing in a luminal space, meditating both at once in real time and the "just past." The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Steven Warwick, Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." -Pan
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Artist: HEATSICK
Title: Re-Engineering
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Re-Engineering is the bold new album from Heatsick, aka Berlin-based British artist Steven Warwick. Well-known for his epic multi-hour live club sets and acerbic wit, he characterizes this collection of new material as a "cybernetic poem" that both indulges us in the mores of hypnotic dance music while holding a critical, and at times satirical, lens toward the culture writ large. The opening title-track is symbolic of this balance, the crisp spoken-word poetry communicating hyper-modernity in crisis in a piece that equally evokes the masked humor of Chic and the biting surreal-ity of Chris Morris. "Modern life is still rubbish you say. Modern rubbish is still life." The tracks "Mimosa" and "Speculative" play with a similar conflict, warping the themes of modern luxury familiar to Malcolm McLarens seminal Paris album, and delivering rare vocal lines that convey distance and a degree of uneasiness. The masterful club tracks that constitute the bulk of this album feel all the more powerful and honest when framed in this hyper-aware context, confirming the underlying inclusiveness in Warwicks music and perspective. We dance together, we crash together." - Pan.

Artist: HECKER
Title: Sun Pandämonium
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
Small warehouse find of this 2011 LP. "Deluxe vinyl issue of one of the most important albums of modern music and quite simply some of the finest computer audio excursions unleashed in recent years. Sun Pandamonium is the third full- length album from Florian Hecker, originally released in CD format on Mego in 2003. Sun Pandamonium also received the Award of Distinction Digital Music at the Prix Ars Electronica - the International Competition for CyberArts - the same year. Striking the listener from many angles with a diverse range of fiercely dynamic electronic scenarios, Hecker utilizes the computer to materialize new compositional strategies, leaving behind standard musical structures and seeking out unusual timbral and textural effects. As one reviewer stated, This record is electronic music as psilocybin science. Or, as the American online journal Pitchforkmedia states: Loud and overwhelming at any volume setting, Sun Pandamonium contains the sounds and frequencies not only of diamonds being sharpened, but then being used to etch directly on the lenses of your optical readers. Call him a sick fuck, a genius, or even Mister Antichrist, but this will cleanse the audio palate as it blows your teeth out. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 800 copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged with six monochrome lacquered sheets which are housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with the original artwork by Tina Frank & Florian Hecker." - Pan.

Artist: HECKER, FLORIAN & MARK LECKEY
Title: Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“In 2010, acclaimed German sound experimentalist Florian Hecker and multidisciplinary artist Mark Leckey came together for the first time. Their combined Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera -- a mutant configuration of two genetically discrete solo works -- was originally presented as part of a two-day performance event at the Tate Modern called Push and Pull, and is now presented on LP. In Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, Hecker decomposes, modulates, and re-synthesizes the vocal track from Leckeys 2010 performance piece GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction (for which Leckey intoned the inner monologue of a black Samsung fridge) and his own 3 Channel Chronics installation from that same year, where distinct sounds from three speakers telescoping down from the ceiling were combined and altered by visitors movements. The resulting work -- like that three-headed beast of Greek mythology -- is a multivalent, tri-part hybrid in which heavily distorted fragments of Leckeys narrative intersperse Heckers synthetic textures and fidgety tonal patterns. On the PAN release itself, channel 1 from Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera corresponds with side A and channel 2 with side B; channel 3 is available as a monophonic mp3 download. Florian Hecker returns to PAN following his 2011 vinyl issue of Sun Pandämonium. Trained in computational linguistics and fine arts, Heckers work deals with specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electro-acoustic music, and psychophysical domains of audition. Mark Leckey is a British artist, pop-culture provocational agent, and self-described autodidact working across sculpture, sound, film, and performance. His notable video works (collaged from found material) include the 1999 cult short Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (soundtrack available on The Death of Rave (LECKEY 001LP)) and Industrial Lights and Magic, for which he was awarded the Turner Prize in 2008. A career retrospective, "Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials," was presented at WIELS in Belgium, and his work is included in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Hammer Museum, and Walker Art Center, among others. He has served as Film Studies professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, and is currently Reader in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London. The first comprehensive monograph of his work, On Pleasure Bent, was published in 2014. Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera is written and produced by Florian Hecker; GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction courtesy of Mark Leckey. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M. Includes liner notes by art historian Alex Kitnick, and artwork by Florian Hecker and Bill Kouligas.” - Pan.

Artist: HELM
Title: Impossible Symmetry
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Impossible Symmetry is the third full length record by Helm, the project of London-based artist Luke Younger. It marks a new chapter in the artists canon as its his first to be informed by live performance rather than studio experimentation. The recording and engineering was primarily a solo venture, with some technical assistance from John Hannon on a few tracks. Most of the compositions were created out of ideas/improvisations that were conceived in a live context and then fed back into the studio work. The album was recorded over the duration of a year in London with source material culled from acoustic sound sources in a similar methodology to his previous album, Cryptography, while also simultaneously incorporating more extensive use of electronic elements and moments of rhythmic dark ambience recalling the outputs from early Coil and Cabaret Voltaire to even Traversable Wormholes industrial minimalism. His last LP, Cryptography, presented a five-part suite of expertly rendered electro-acoustic study which uses processed piano, Casio MT-40, cymbal and broken guitar strings. Younger creates a world where these instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise and the relationship between acoustic and electronic derived sounds forms a solid foundation. This sound is steered through a mélange of fringe territories: glacial drone meditations, reconfigured gamelan clusters, and howling walls of organized feedback, all coalesced in a post-industrial fashion with a commitment to homemade exploratory zeal. For the past ten years, Younger has also performed extensively in Europe and the U.S. with Steven Warwick as pioneering avant-drone duo Birds Of Delay. The LP was mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with photos by Traianos Pakioufakis and artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan.
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Artist: HELM
Title: Impossible Symmetry
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Warehouse find, last copies. Impossible Symmetry is the third full length record by Helm, the project of London-based artist Luke Younger. It marks a new chapter in the artists canon as its his first to be informed by live performance rather than studio experimentation. The recording and engineering was primarily a solo venture, with some technical assistance from John Hannon on a few tracks. Most of the compositions were created out of ideas/improvisations that were conceived in a live context and then fed back into the studio work. The album was recorded over the duration of a year in London with source material culled from acoustic sound sources in a similar methodology to his previous album, Cryptography, while also simultaneously incorporating more extensive use of electronic elements and moments of rhythmic dark ambience recalling the outputs from early Coil and Cabaret Voltaire to even Traversable Wormholes industrial minimalism. His last LP, Cryptography, presented a five-part suite of expertly rendered electro-acoustic study which uses processed piano, Casio MT-40, cymbal and broken guitar strings. Younger creates a world where these instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise and the relationship between acoustic and electronic derived sounds forms a solid foundation. This sound is steered through a mélange of fringe territories: glacial drone meditations, reconfigured gamelan clusters, and howling walls of organized feedback, all coalesced in a post-industrial fashion with a commitment to homemade exploratory zeal. For the past ten years, Younger has also performed extensively in Europe and the U.S. with Steven Warwick as pioneering avant-drone duo Birds Of Delay. The LP was mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with photos by Traianos Pakioufakis and artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: HELM
Title: Olympic Mess
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
Pressed on 140-gram vinyl. "London-based experimentalist Luke Younger (aka Helm) returns to PAN with Olympic Mess, a record born of destructive practice, competing desires, and troubled optimism. Where his previous effort, 2014s The Hollow Organ (PAN 050EP), dealt in dense, distressed sonics, Olympic Mess is Younger responding to a period spent engaged with loop-based industrial music, dub techno, and balearic disco. These musical references, all of which can induce hypnotic states and feelings of euphoria, inform ten evocative aural landscapes that unfurl over the course of an hour and act almost as a counterpoint to the turmoil that spawned them. "Its about exploring a perverse desire to pull the rug from under yourself, and the struggle to achieve a healthy equilibrium between ones personal and artistic lives," Younger says. "Dealing with the problematic consequences of pushing your own limits, forming and dissolving relationships, transient lifestyles, physical and mental exhaustion, excess, and other kinds of personal chaos." Crafted using an array of heavily processed samples, found sound, and electroacoustics, personal conflict manifests in "I Exist in a Fog" and "Outerzone 2015," in which visceral noise disintegrates into veiled, ambient strata. The disquieting crescendos of "The Evening in Reverse" and "Fluid Cloak" offer no such relief, while the title-track and "Dont Lick the Jacket" are mineral, multilayered abstractions twisting around a brittle pulse. Following a period of extensive touring throughout the States and Europe, which included 20 dates in support of Danish punk group Iceage, Olympic Mess was recorded in London, New York, and Berlin by Sean Ragon, Luke Younger, and John Hannon. The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. It features photography by Kim Thue and artwork by Bill Kouligas.” - Pan.

Artist: HELM
Title: Olympic Mess Remixes by Beatrice Dillon and N1L
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Limited 12" (white label/hand-stamped) of two remixes of the Helm album, Olympic Mess (PAN 063CD/LP). Remixes by Beatrice Dillon and N1L." - Pan.

Artist: HELM
Title: Silencer
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Eldritch electro-acoustic explorer and uncompromising sound artist Luke Younger aka Helm presents his first new material since his Impossible Symmetry (PAN 027LP) album. Issued as a split release between PAN and his own Alter label, Silencer documents four studio actions conducted in the wake of his renowned LP, charting the alchemical relationships between base, stripped-down rhythms, cruddy electronics, and acousmatic source material manipulated on cassette tapes. Features foghorn brass from John Hannon of Liberez and metallic scrape from Tom James Scott. On clear vinyl." - Pan

Artist: HELM
Title: The Hollow Organ
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"PAN presents four vital concrète incursions by nether field-traveler Luke Younger aka Helm, marking his first transmissions since the studio rituals that birthed his highly-acclaimed Impossible Symmetry and Silencer releases. The Hollow Organ toes a deliberate line in the mud between his previous transgressions and a chokingly dank realization of his most untoward, paralytic sound. Poised as a dark interpreter between the grotesque and the transcendent, he activates research gleaned from his petrifying live performances coupled with an increasingly squalid and visceral palette of anguished machine voices, sub-zero drones and bone-scraped rhythmic noise to divine, unearthly space somewhere between semi-legal horror soundtrack and hyperstitious surreality. Its opening gambit, "Carrier" is the most succinct and uncannily ambiguous; perilously close to Gas-like ambient pop but rescued from serenity by manic tape spool and an excoriating, demonic vocal. The vortex of "Analogues" proceeds, ploughed by stereo-twinned engines of churning tape loops to a pitch-black, eschatological climax, and "Spiteful Jester" feels like the unshakable onset of a panic attack, ratcheting the intensity with a blank-eyed, stoic method. For ten minutes "The Hollow Organ" drains last with an unnerving, quiet blood-letting of carmine iron drones evaporating ferric overtones while percussions clank in your blind-spot behind the screen." - Pan.

Artist: HOFF, JAMES
Title: Blaster
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"New York-based conceptual artist James Hoff returns to PAN with Blaster, a document of his explorations of computer viruses as agents within the composition process. Specifically, Hoff used the Blaster virus to infect 808 beats and then utilized the mutated results as building blocks for seven new compositions. Hoffs interest in computer viruses lies in their ability to self-distribute through (and ultimately disrupt) networks of communication and Hoffs agency as an artist centers on placing these parasitic forms into pre-existing genres, such as dance music. Blaster is a timely exploration of the infectious qualities of sound, and how it too, as a carrier, makes its way through social networks, reduced to bits and programmed to infiltrate and replicate. "Viruses, like art, need a host. Preferably a popular one." Interested in ways in which the virus works could mutate and spread socially, the first side of Blaster contains these sonic presentations, and the second houses all of the artists infected samples and serves as a scratch record for DJs, an object of utility, and ultimately a provocation, mobilizing its new hosts as a point of potential transmission. Blaster is a logical progression from Hoffs PAN debut LP How Wheeling Feels When the Ground Walks Away, which dealt with aural documents of riots and disruptions, and the record is part of a larger body of work by the artist that also includes virus paintings." - Pan.

Artist: ILIOS
Title: Kenrimono
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Kenrimono is a type of pachinko machine for advanced players which gives certain privileges during the course of a high-risk game. This LP is entirely based on field recordings and manipulations made from sounds in pachinko parlors in Kansai area, Japan in 2007. A very intense and meditative atmosphere to be played at maximum volume. Active since the early 90s in sound art and image, ILIOS has been exploring the extremes of sound and image derived phenomena. Through constant change in his sound palette touching and surpassing the limits of the sound spectrum he definitely advocates for an anti-career. By 2009 ILIOS has performed more than 170 times in various venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, South and North America, pushing the space and body resistances to a hard test pursuing a state of alert for the human senses. He has done studio and live collaborations with the likes of: Francisco Lopez, Jason Kahn, Keiichiro Shibuya, Mattin, Michael Gendreau, Norbert Möslang, Coti K, Xabier Erkizia (Billy Bao), Julien Ottavi, Bernd Schurer, Ralph Steinbruechel, Takehiro Nishide, Tzesne, Thurston Moore amongst many others. Since 1997 he runs Antifrost, a publishing label for sound media with more than 40 works published to date. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a two-tone silk screened pvc sleeve with interweaving geometric designs." -Pan.

Artist: JAR MOFF
Title: Commercial Mouth
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Commercial Mouth is the debut LP from Jar Moff, an Athens-based artist working in collage forms. Following on from his previous remix on the Harald Grosskopf Synthesist/Re-Synthesist LP on RVNG, and a digital release for Leaving Records, this is his first full-length album. Both his visual and aural oeuvre take the form of cut-up and reformations in the manner of previous PAN stablemates like Joseph Hammer and Ghedalia Tazartes, remodeling the past in order to create something new out of the modern detritus, and nestles in nicely alongside the recent Diversions release from Lee Gamble. The result is a baffling-yet-functioning head-on collision between early plunderphonics and an abstracted futuristic hip-hop aesthetic. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." -Pan.

Artist: KESZLER, ELI
Title: Catching Net
Format: Double CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"PAN presents a 2CD set from experimental composer/artist/multi-instrumentalist Eli Keszler. The first disc features two ensemble versions of Cold Pin (PAN 021LP), previously released in a 2011 LP of the same title on PAN, plus a 26-minute, previously-unreleased live ensemble recording (mixed sextet and piano quintet; these are captured in contrasting acoustical spaces). The personnel for all three tracks is Eli Keszler (drums, percussion, crotales, guitar); Ashley Paul (alto saxophone, bass harp); Geoff Mullen (prepared guitar); Greg Kelley (trumpet); Reuben Son (bassoon) and Benny Nelson (cello). The second disc begins with the title-track, "Catching Net," a 17-minute score for string quartet and piano with the "Cold Pin" installation. It is performed by pianist Sakiko Mori and the Providence String Quartet: Carole Bestvater (violin); Rachel Panitch (violin); Chloë Kline (viola); Laura Cetilia (cello). The score is fully notated, timed with stopwatch markings rather than tempo or meter. Following are two recordings of Keszlers large-scale installations functioning on their own. "Collecting Basin" features piano strings/wires up to 250 feet long splayed from a two-story water tower in Shreveport, Louisiana, across two large, empty water purification basins, which acted as an amplifier for the sounds produced by the installation. A "solo" version of "Cold Pin" (without live performers) concludes the album. Tracks 1 and 3 on the first disc and track 2 on the second disc were recorded at the historic Cyclorama, a massive dome at the Boston Center for the Arts. "Cold Pin" was installed directly on a large curved wall in the dome, using micro-controlled motors and beaters to strike extended strings ranging in length from three to 25 feet. The 2CD is mastered by Rashad Becker at Clunk, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. It is packaged in a pro-press digisleeve jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with extensive images from the installations, program notes, sketches of the installations, scores, electronic schematics from the projects, and accompanying drawings and artwork by Eli Keszler and Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: KESZLER, ELI
Title: Cold Pin
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Over two years in the making, Cold Pin is the new full-length record by Eli Keszler. Both a composition and stand-alone installation, 14 strings ranging in length from 25 to 3 feet are strung across a 15x40 curved wall, with motors attacking the strings, connected by microcontrollers, pick-ups and RCA cables. Recorded in Bostons historic Cyclorama, a massive dome built to house the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg painting in 1884. The B-side features, in addition, a "dry" version of the installation with motor attacks on metal squares rather than strings, creating dense percussive clusters. Cold Pin works within the frame work of left-to-right time and vertical structure. The installation acts as the architecture of the music, surrounding and immersing the live instruments into incredible density and sharp, angular mass shapes, and functions alone as the performers stop. Rather than an individual sound, the sustained horns, strings, drums and metallic attacks function as a singular unit, and continue, too, when they stop alongside the installation. Cold Pin features Eli Keszler (drums, crotales installation and guitar), Geoff Mullen (guitar), Ashley Paul (clarinet, guitar, greenbox), Greg Kelley (trumpet), Reuben Son (bassoon) and Benjamin Nelson (cello). Eli Keszler is a composer, artist and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. In performance, he often plays drums, bowed crotales and guitar in conjunction with his installations. In his ensemble compositions, he uses extended strings, motors, crotales, horns and mechanical devices to create his sound, balancing intense harmonic formations with acoustic sustain, fast, jarring rhythm, mechanical propulsion, dense textures and detailed visual presentations. He has most recently won the Mata composers competition for the 2012 season. Eli Keszler is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Anthony Coleman and Ran Blake. Limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." -Pan

Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Piteous Gate
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“Following his acclaimed 2014 Scythians EP (PAN 052EP), M.E.S.H. returns to PAN with his debut album, the opulent and dystopian Piteous Gate. Alongside fellow members of Berlins Janus collective, behind nights at Berghain and Corsica Studios, M.E.S.H. is known for his futurist approach to club dynamics and production. On Piteous Gate, tightly gridded and sculpted sound juts up against loose-wristed improvisation, automated processes, and collage. Standard club syncopation is twisted by sliding tempos, cut-and-paste time signatures, and indeterminate pacing. Its sound design and compositions are ornate, even courtly, with neo-feudal moods offset by the recurrence of hydraulic hiss and flanger. A synthetic fuel injector revs opener "Piteous Gate" to life. Drawing from action-scifi film trailers and the sound design of festival trance, its hardcore synthlines shatter into "Optimate" -- stately, spatial, and whiplash-luxurious, with meandering cybernetic drumming. "Thorium" sends a slow-motion camera through a melting test reactor; all burnt VSTs and synthetic theorbo and loose drums. "The Black Pill" smears high-end renaissance sample libraries through arcs of static. In "Epithet," temple sewer atmospheres are ruptured by "Scythians"-style cut-up drums. "Jesters Visage" indulges a minute-long baroque guitar improv, and territorial youths air their beef in "Kritikal & X." Closing out the album, "Methy Imbiß" is a machinic rhythm track, and "Azov Seepage" mingles birdlike granular noises with rusted steel clanging. Recorded in Berlin in winter 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Pan.

Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Piteous Gate
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“Following his acclaimed 2014 Scythians EP (PAN 052EP), M.E.S.H. returns to PAN with his debut album, the opulent and dystopian Piteous Gate. Alongside fellow members of Berlins Janus collective, behind nights at Berghain and Corsica Studios, M.E.S.H. is known for his futurist approach to club dynamics and production. On Piteous Gate, tightly gridded and sculpted sound juts up against loose-wristed improvisation, automated processes, and collage. Standard club syncopation is twisted by sliding tempos, cut-and-paste time signatures, and indeterminate pacing. Its sound design and compositions are ornate, even courtly, with neo-feudal moods offset by the recurrence of hydraulic hiss and flanger. A synthetic fuel injector revs opener "Piteous Gate" to life. Drawing from action-scifi film trailers and the sound design of festival trance, its hardcore synthlines shatter into "Optimate" -- stately, spatial, and whiplash-luxurious, with meandering cybernetic drumming. "Thorium" sends a slow-motion camera through a melting test reactor; all burnt VSTs and synthetic theorbo and loose drums. "The Black Pill" smears high-end renaissance sample libraries through arcs of static. In "Epithet," temple sewer atmospheres are ruptured by "Scythians"-style cut-up drums. "Jesters Visage" indulges a minute-long baroque guitar improv, and territorial youths air their beef in "Kritikal & X." Closing out the album, "Methy Imbiß" is a machinic rhythm track, and "Azov Seepage" mingles birdlike granular noises with rusted steel clanging. Recorded in Berlin in winter 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Pan.

Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Scythians EP
Format: 12"
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
“M.E.S.H. presents his debut Pan EP, Scythians. M.E.S.H is a frequent collaborator with contemporary artist Aleksandra Domanovic, and has exchanged remixes with Arca and Fatima Al Qadiri. "Scythians" introduces the textural depth of Foley blades and draining sewers to his distinctive combination of synthetic sheen and abstract breaks. "Interdictor" combines staggered sub kicks and crunching metallic textures with wavering chords over a staggered rhythm. On "Captivated," 808 kicks and an ominous voice punctuate hypnotic washes of noise and hi-hats. "Imperial Sewers" frames synthetic voices and growling pads within a majestic up-tempo hip-hop track. In the beatless "Glassel Finisher," metallic, resonant scratches cut through the air.” - Pan.

Artist: MARGINAL CONSORT
Title: INSTAL. Glasgow 2008
Format: 4 LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $46.00
"PAN is honored to present one of its boldest releases yet; a 4LP edition of a 3-hour set from the legendary Japanese group, Marginal Consort, recorded live at Arikas INSTAL 08 festival at The Arches, Glasgow. Marginal Consort is a Japanese avant-garde improvisational collective made of sound and visual artists, who were all students of Takehisa Kosugi at the radical Bigaku School of aesthetics in Tokyo in the 70s. The group is a reformation of the East Bionic Symphonia, who released an incredible long-form drone record in the early 80s, a large improvisation ensemble in the spirit of Kosugis Group Ongaku and Taj Mahal Travellers projects. Marginal Consort is formed around musicians Kazuo Imai (a student of Japanese free jazz linchpin Masayuki Takayanagi and also member of both Taj Mahal Travellers and Takayanagis New Direction Unit), Tomonao Koshikawa, Kei Shii, and sound-artist Masami Tada (also in GAP). This extended set explores forms of sound and ways of playing that never coalesce into music, but create a group dynamic of ebb and flow, of exploration and fluidity. Marginal Consort also featured previously artists Yasushi Ozawa, bassist in Keiji Hainos Fushitsusha, and Chie Mukai, from dreamy psychedelic group Che-Shizu. With this cast on board, they took their free improvisation to the streets to create drones and percussive interplay in urban communal harmony. "A form of sound that does not turn into music and a group that does not produce harmony; individual concepts and group fluidity; individuals who are at once independent entities and components of the whole; coexisting time frames and intersecting rhythms -- these are among the images of group improvisation that have occupied my mind since the 70s. These images neither presuppose specific elements nor regulate the entire process. There always remain, however, the fundamental premises that sounds are separately produced phenomena and that their accumulation forms the whole." --Kazuo Imai; 4LP mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering and pressed on 4x 140 gram vinyls which themselves are housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve. - Features liner notes by Barry Esson, extended photo documentation by Bryony McIntyre and artwork by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: MOFF, JAR
Title: Financial Glam
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Jar Moff returns with his second full-length, Financial Glam, a follow-up expanding on ideas first presented by the excellent Commercial Mouth debut LP PAN released earlier this year. Continuing with themes established on his previous LP, Financial Glam reflects the flux and tension of his home city, a gripping opus of grandiose crescendo and collapse, broken rhythm and disquieting calm. These intricately-composed collage works, constructed from hundreds of archived samples, provide a fitting and highly-personal soundtrack to austerity in the shadow of empire. The craft hints at a years worth of meticulous assembly and industry; the album title hints at a biting critique of the circus outside. The combination of Jar Moffs technique, ear and unique perspective on, and proximity to, one of the defining stories of our era makes this release a truly important work. A-side "Financial Glam" builds with growing fanfare and unease, the malaise occasionally tamed by sublime stabs of synth and rhythm. B-side "Kresentosiagona" (translation: "Crescendo of the Jaw") is characterized by a complex rhythmic treatment of individual orchestral samples. The perpetual escalation of the instruments begins to form a fragile and perilous platform over time, its fragile movements and majesty ever close to the crash. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering and pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: MOHAMMAD
Title: Som Sakrifis
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Based in Greece, Mohammad make long-form drone works that explore the lower end of the frequency spectrum while retaining an intense emotional capacity. The results are monumental, slow-moving blocks of sound, both daunting and musical. The sheer weight of these recordings is impressive, the interplay of the musicians and instruments staggering, this end result being an album rich with harmonious abstraction which highlights years of dedication to their unique path. Following on from their previous releases (the highly-regarded Roto Vildblomma CD and the Spiriti 3LP box, both on Antifrost) Som Sakrifis follows the trio through three tracks of deep space experimentation where the acoustic and electronic blend together as a monumental whole. Listening to Som Sakrifis takes the listener on an expansive journey through the netherworld of the low range while retaining distinct traces of musicality. The time and space in these works have a logic more akin to that of Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr than any contemporary music references. Monumental monochromatic movement is the order of the day. Sit back, strap in and let these fine explorers take you way out into the nether world. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: NHKKOYXEN
Title: Dance Classics Vol. I
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore techno and hip-hop, studied architecture and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster-Noton and his first-ever album Upside Down on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers Sensational, Autechres Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consoriums High Priest, Rudolf Eb.er, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf "RLW" Wehowsky and so on. His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose of publishing and curating experimental contemporary music and art events. Dance Classics Vol. I documents his more dance-oriented material, as seen from his sets with Sensational and also his other minimal techno project, NHK. Not feeling tied down to one genre, Matsunaga nestles in the PAN roster, but that isnt to say that his is any kind of ordinary dance music. As witnessed from his recent collaborations with Conrad Schnitzler, the album focuses more on bass/base electronics, music for the dancefloor and/or altered state reflection. Having composed pieces for WDR based on Henry Chopin, Kouhei is equally at ease jamming with Sensational, while simultaneously executing an obsessively numerical sequence of dance pieces that border on Hanne Darboven-like compulsivity. Limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl in a poly-lined inner sleeve, packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." -Pan.
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Artist: NHKKOYXEN
Title: Dance Classics Vol. I
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"2013 repress. Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore techno and hip-hop, studied architecture and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster-Noton and his first-ever album Upside Down on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers Sensational, Autechres Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consoriums High Priest, Rudolf Eb.er, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf "RLW" Wehowsky and so on. His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose of publishing and curating experimental contemporary music and art events. Dance Classics Vol. I documents his more dance-oriented material, as seen from his sets with Sensational and also his other minimal techno project, NHK. Not feeling tied down to one genre, Matsunaga nestles in the PAN roster, but that isnt to say that his is any kind of ordinary dance music. As witnessed from his recent collaborations with Conrad Schnitzler, the album focuses more on bass/base electronics, music for the dancefloor and/or altered state reflection. Having composed pieces for WDR based on Henry Chopin, Kouhei is equally at ease jamming with Sensational, while simultaneously executing an obsessively numerical sequence of dance pieces that border on Hanne Darboven-like compulsivity. Pressed on 140 gram vinyl in a poly-lined inner sleeve, packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." - Pan.

Artist: NHKKOYXEN
Title: Dance Classics Vol. II
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Kouhei Matsunagas Dance Classics Vol. II is the continuation of his ongoing development of his more dance-oriented material, as seen from his sets with Sensational and also his other minimal techno project, NHK. Not feeling tied down to one genre, Matsunaga nestles in the Pan roster. That isnt to say, however, that he is dance per se, as witnessed from his recent collaborations with Conrad Schnitzler. The album focuses more on bass/base electronics, music for the dancefloor and/or altered-state reflection. Having composed pieces for WDR based on Henri Chopin, Kouhei is equally at ease jamming with Sensational, while simultaneously executing an obsessively numerical sequence of dance pieces that borders on Hanne Darboven-like compulsivity. Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He grew up listening to hardcore techno and hip-hop, studied architecture, and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster Noton, and his first-ever album Upside Down on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers Sensational, Autechres Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consoriums High Priest, Rudolf Eb.er, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf "RLW" Wehowsky and so on. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering and pressed on 140 gram vinyl. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: NHKKOYXEN
Title: Dance Classics Vol. III
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Kouhei Matsunagas Dance Classics Vol. III is the continuation of his ongoing development of his more dance-oriented material, as seen from his sets with Sensational and also his other minimal techno project NHK. Not feeling tied down to one genre, Matsunaga nestles in the PAN roster, and however, that isnt to say that he is dance per se, as witnessed from his recent collaborations with Conrad Schnitzler. The album focuses more on bass/base electronics, music for the dancefloor and/or altered state reflection. Having composed pieces for WDR based on Henry Chopin, Kouhei is equally at ease jamming with Sensational, while simultaneously executing an obsessively numerical sequence of dance pieces that borders on Hanne Darboven-like compulsivity. Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore techno and hip-hop, studied architecture and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster-Noton and his first-ever album Upside Down on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists such as Merzbow, Jungle Brothers Sensational, Autechres Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti-Pop Consortiums High Priest, Rudolf Eb.er, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf "RLW" Wehowsky, and so on. His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose being to publish and curate events of experimental contemporary music and art. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, and pressed on 140 gram vinyl and packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: OBJEKT
Title: Flatland
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“PAN is excited to announce the release of Objekts debut album,Flatland. Written between 2012 and 2014, Flatland follows up a succession of dynamic single releases from his base in Berlin, including the recent split 12" with Dopplereffekt on Leisure System,Cactus/Porcupine on Hessle Audio and three 12" singles on his eponymous white label series. His recorded work so far has toyed with techno and electro conventions and has turned dancefloor tropes on their head, tickling the boundaries of what can or cant constitute an effective club record. Approaching the album format on its own terms, Objekt makes full use of the larger canvas to explore a framework of competing truths, multiple perspectives and conflicting accounts. Flatland imagines a world in which any scene can be seen from every angle at once. Semblances and cross-references entwine the 11 original tracks and Objekts existing recordings, shaping a powerful and absorbing album that weaves between the alien and the hauntingly familiar. This is an effervescent body of work, its sound design evoking vivid imagery and conveying the same unmistakable sense of detail and movement for which Objekt has become known. On his first attempt, Objekt has constructed a mature and multilayered album with its own story to tell, from whichever angle you choose to approach it. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. by Joe Dilworth and artwork by Bill Kouligas& Kathryn Politis.” - Pan.

Artist: OBJEKT
Title: Flatland
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
“PAN is excited to announce the release of Objekts debut album,Flatland. Written between 2012 and 2014, Flatland follows up a succession of dynamic single releases from his base in Berlin, including the recent split 12" with Dopplereffekt on Leisure System,Cactus/Porcupine on Hessle Audio and three 12" singles on his eponymous white label series. His recorded work so far has toyed with techno and electro conventions and has turned dancefloor tropes on their head, tickling the boundaries of what can or cant constitute an effective club record. Approaching the album format on its own terms, Objekt makes full use of the larger canvas to explore a framework of competing truths, multiple perspectives and conflicting accounts. Flatland imagines a world in which any scene can be seen from every angle at once. Semblances and cross-references entwine the 11 original tracks and Objekts existing recordings, shaping a powerful and absorbing album that weaves between the alien and the hauntingly familiar. This is an effervescent body of work, its sound design evoking vivid imagery and conveying the same unmistakable sense of detail and movement for which Objekt has become known. On his first attempt, Objekt has constructed a mature and multilayered album with its own story to tell, from whichever angle you choose to approach it. Mastered and cut byMatt Colton at Alchemy. by Joe Dilworth and artwork by Bill Kouligas& Kathryn Politis.” - Pan.

Artist: ORTMANN, ANDY
Title: Provocative Electronics
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Provocative Electronics is an exploration in analog synthesizers and recording techniques. As in the days of musique concrete and the beginning years of synthesizer development, Ortmann experiments with tones and his own brand of electronic tweakage. Provocative Electronics is not a homage, but yet another document in the ongoing history of Electronic Music. For fans of the 20th century Greek composer Xenakis, minimalist John Cage, or pioneer of musique concrete Pierre Schaeffer, Mort Garson, Milton Babbitt, Tom Dissevelt, Ruth White, Delia Derbyshire, Lejaren Hiller, Raymond Scott, Jean Jacques Perrey and Pierre Schaeffer. Andy Ortmann is also known for his work with the transgressive experimental group Panicsville, psych freaks Plastic Crimewave Sound and sole curator of the equally bizarre Nihilist Records label (USA). The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a two-tone silk screened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs." -Pan
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Artist: PARKER, EVAN & JOHN WIESE
Title: C-Section
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $35.00
"British free-jazz phenomenon Evan Parker with electronic and tape noise artist John Wiese in a set of real-time evolving improvisations intended for maximum volume. Vinyl version of the CD released earlier this year (2010), but slightly different, containing all the final mixes and edits of the sessions with a new and more intense mastering for the maximum listening experience. C-Section finds density in scarcity -- deep, glacial muck bubbles emerge beneath Parkers inhuman circular breathing, only to plunge into an incessant clatter of industrial landscape. Evan Parker is a free-sax legend, best known for his work with Keith Rowe (AMM), Anthony Braxton, Joe McPhee, Cecil Taylor, Peter Brotzmann (including on his epochal Machine Gun), Derek Bailey, and for his inspired, individualistic take on musical freedom. Being the U.K.s equivalent of Peter Brotzmann means that as far as free-jazz saxophonists go, Evan Parker has very few equals. Hugely respected with a rich and varied back catalogue, Parker has graced the cream of the free-jazz racks for the last forty years. John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His recent works have a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions, as well as scoring for large ensembles. He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering the U.S., U.K., Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. He is also a founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek. The LP is mastered by Diane Maroney, cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket, which is itself housed in a two-tone silkscreened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs. All artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan.

Artist: R/S (PETER REHBERG/MARCUS SCHMICKLER)
Title: USA
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"2011 release. Archival release documenting the 2009 USA tour of Peter Rehberg and Marcus Schmickler under the R/S moniker. Real time extreme music improvisations recorded at Lampo in Chicago and No Fun Fest in New York City. USA is the second full length release by the leading electronic music duo, follow up to their 2007 One (Snow Mud Rain) on Erstwhile Records. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan

Artist: RENE HELL
Title: Vanilla
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell is a notoriously unique artist and nomadic SoCal everyman. An avid chess player, he occupies the role of both trickster and aesthete, an embodied example of a time where experimental ideas and attitudes switched fluidly between the club and gallery. Travel is a central theme of his work, with the digital and minimalist palette on Vanilla Call Option built while on the move between airports, performance spaces and public libraries. In his own words, Witscher attempted to construct "vertical narratives" that at times evoke the musique concrète of Bernard Parmegiani and probing electronic experiments of Charles Dodge. Rejecting melody to form a new language of timbre, timing and flight, these crisp compositions oscillate between flux and grandeur, piercing synthesis and meditative piano, strings, and voice." - Pan.

Artist: SENSATE FOCUS
Title: Deviation Heat-Treated
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"From behind your ear, PAN pluck a blink-and-miss exclusive: a 35-minute audio response by Mark Fell (aka Sensate Focus) to source material by Heatsick, somewhere between cover version, remix, and deconstruction. Along the A-side "X" plane, tones are exploded, harmonies refracted with HD dissonance; time is extruded, made ductile yet intangible. On the B-side, "Y" axis hydraulic undulations and roiling tones expand and contract between kinetic kink and gyroscopic funk with the pointillist, freeform choreography of a Merce Cunningham piece." -Pan.

Artist: SEWER ELECTION
Title: Vidöppna Sår
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Following on from his Kassettmusik release, Vidöppna Sår is an evolution in scum-brow field recordings and voice recorded to mono tape -- akin to OU Revue -- recorded on a building site. This record shows the development, as witnessed from his recent live performances, of aggressive blur build-up and ominous restraint, tape speed replacing effect pedals, going beyond the mere junk noise description and closer to the original idea of musique concrete, namely altering everyday sounds onto tape into a wholly other vocabulary. Sewer Election is Dan Johansson, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is most known for his extreme and nasty noise on often limited edition cassettes and obscure vinyl releases on labels such as iDEAL, Troniks, Chondritic Sound, Release the Bats!, Freak Animal, Segerhuva, and Gameboy to name a few. He is a member of the Swedish collective Utmarken and lo-fi group Attestupa. What separates him from the rest of the wall-of-noise heads is that he is great at creating uncomfort and filth. To experience his stuff is like experiencing pure power and energy through subtle and restrained soundscapes of a world falling into pieces. The LP is mastered by Viktor Ottosson and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket, which is itself housed in a two-tone silkscreened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs. All artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan.
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Artist: SPECTRE
Title: Ruff Kutz
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Double LP pressed on 140-gram vinyl. PAN digs into the archives of WordSound label founder Skiz Fernando Jr. (aka Spectre) to reissue for the first time his 1998 experimental hip-hop mixtape, Ruff Kutz, originally released as an extremely limited edition cassette. A definitive mixtape featuring hits, remixes, previously unreleased tracks, and dub-plate specials from Sensational, Mr. Dead, Bill Laswell, Jungle Brothers, Kevin Martin, and many more. The early 90s witnessed a spike in mutant strains of future dub. In Bristol, trip-hop and jungle were on the rise; in Manhattan it was noise and breakbeat. But in Brooklyn, hip-hop experimentation was gaining momentum, led by Skizs independent label WordSound. With support from Bill Laswell, WordSound charted the experimental edge of hip-hop and dub, taking equal inspiration from Bronx rap and Jamaican roots music as they pioneered a lo-fi sound both primal and futuristic. By the turn of the decade, the combination of dub, ambient, and hip-hop aesthetics had been baptized by The Wire magazine as "illbient" -- a short-lived classification now being exhumed in the form of Spectres obscure mixtape, Ruff Kutz. Ruff Kutz revisits the years between 1994 and 98, a formative era for WordSound and experimental beats in general. The original cassette, according to Skiz, was composed of alternative mixes, obscure beats, and unreleased tracks and edits. Unsigned material from Dubadelic (supergroup of Bill Laswell, Ted Parsons, DXT, and others), rapper Sensational, Kevin "The Bug" Martins Techno Animal project, Professor Shehab as his lyrical alter-ego Psycho Priest, Djini Brown, Mr. Dead of the Metabolics, Doc Israel, Scotty Hard, and Slotek all appear throughout this vinyl reissue, fully mastered for the first time from the original DAT tapes in their original sequence. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering." - Pan.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Repas Froid
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"An extraordinary combination of culled found and taped fragments juxtaposed against drums, field recordings and mystery noises, sound loops, birdsong, keyboards and emanations of Ghédalia Tazartès own throaty drones and voice propelled by hypnotic, ritualistic rhythms balanced on a razor-sharp edge. This is the complete work of Repas Froid; previously released on CD in 2009 as brief tracks of source material and a palette of various sounds. It includes archival and as of yet previously-unreleased recordings from the late 1970s and early 1980s, strung together to form two long compositions. A French musician of Turkish parentage, Ghédalia Tazartès is an uncompromising character who defies categorization. Born in 1947 in Paris, he is one of Frances most idiosyncratic talents. He has spent over 30 years within musical practice and experimentation, letting his musical work wander from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. Manipulating magnetic tape recorders into a rough collage and loose ethno-instrumental mulch, he paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. He traces vague landscapes where the mitre of the white clown, the plumes of the sorcerer, the helmet of a cop and Parisian anhydride collide into polyphonic ceremonies. The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, in a limited edition repress of 350 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan
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Artist: TRICOLI, VALERIO
Title: Clonic Earth
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"The experimental Italian composer, Valerio Tricoli, returns to PAN with a new album, Clonic Earth. His ongoing output for the label has long-presented his electroacoustic sound compositions which utilizes analog live sampling and real-time editing of field and studio recordings by manipulation of 1/4 inch tape. Asides from being a founding member of the Italian avant-rock group 3/4HadBeenEliminated, he has worked extensively with various musicians, choreographers and multimedia artists including Thomas Ankersmit, Antoine Chessex, Werner Dafeldecker, Anthony Pateras, and Robert Piotrowicz. His studio compositions often explore themes of the internal - psychological and physical - and of the occult, which, with the use of spoken text, makes them often deeply existential works, self-investigations of the irrational horror within. Clonic Earth is a perturbing, yet compelling mind-expanding work, marked by compositional strategies of exploded narratives, psychological insight and oracular literary references, where questions about the boundaries of spatial perception in the decoding processes of acousmatic music. Tricolis allegorical and philosophical universe takes the form of an unhinged minds landscape swarming with estranged sound objects in the complexity of details and surrealistic effects of Hieronymus Boschs larger paintings. Compared to his previous works, the content of Clonic Earth explores more synthesized and heavily processed sounds, especially vocals, often appearing in the form of a religious, electrified chanting. The record is described by its author as a natural consequence of the internal collapse depicted in his previous record, Miseri Lares (PAN 044LP): "As if all the debris left inside my loudspeakers have been ignited to expand into the ether, to find a justification at the principle of Chaos, or Cosmos alike." This movement is expressed by references to the theme of fire as original matter in the Chaldean Oracles which, together with the later work of Philip K. Dick, are the main sources for the vocal/text elements of the composition. Fire serves the author a metaphor for the acousmatic listening experience itself: a borderline perception of sounds eternally fixed in their spasmodic disappearance, which could eventually drag us into a different layer of reality, drastically changing, subverting, or expanding the space in which they are diffused. A ritual, somehow, which may link the listener and the perceptive space that he inhabits with whatever lies beyond the loudspeakers - beyond the vibrating surface of the world. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M. Artwork by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: TRICOLI, VALERIO
Title: Miseri Lares
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
“It has been 7 years since Metaprogramming from Within the Eye of the Storm, the last solo full-length release by Valerio Tricoli. In the years between, he has established himself as a formidable presence on the international experimental live circuit and released acclaimed collaborations with Antoine Chessex, Coi Tormenti (Dilemma Records, 2010) and Thomas Ankersmit, Forma II (PAN 016CD, 2011) along with the fifth full-length release by his band with fellow Italian cohorts 3/4HadBeenEliminated, Oblivion (ZEIT 011CD, 2010). Throughout these shows, collaborations and ongoing explorations, Valerio has developed on his signature style of beautifully unsettling musique concrète. The result of his tireless explorations, Miseri Lares is his magnum opus, a multilayered and heavily nuanced work which epitomizes the uncanny in the realm of sound. Miseri Lares explores a variety of interlocking themes and sonic tapestries that combine in a quietly disturbing and deeply existential work. As a contemporary take on musique concrète, Tricoli utilizes his full explorations of the Revox tape recorder alongside digital processing, while retaining all of the mystery and surprise elements found in the classic approach of pioneers such as Bernard Parmegiani, Eugeniusz Rudnik and Michel Chion. Themes of the internal, represented by both the psychological and the physical, play throughout the record. As a symbol of spirits preying on the grief within, haunting wisps of sound swirl around a throbbing bass in "Hic Labor Ille Domus et Inextricabilis Error," whereas "La Casa Deviata" emphasizes the paranoid structure as looming creaks make way for abandoned pipes and a cloud of escaping water. Here, the tension at play is injected with a treated Dictaphone recording: "Tell me what happened," "I cant remember? THE SMELL!!! There was a tape recorder, where is the tape?" Spoken text (Italian and English) appears throughout the record, mostly as texture or as a dehumanized floorboard -- a play on the albums themes of the psychological, emotional and irrational horror within. Texts by Italian poets Dante and Guido Ceronetti appear alongside excerpts from The Ecclesiastes (in Hebrew, Qohelet), H.P. Lovecraft, E. M. Cioran, and writings by Tricoli himself. These add an extra weight to the recording, making it reminiscent of Robert Ashley or even the comedic tragedy of later-day Scott Walker (baritone aside). Valerio Tricolis release for PAN adds another piece to the puzzle of narrative-based concrète music, while deviating from all conventional forms and playing out like a literary form of unsettling sound sculpture. 2LP mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Vinyl set packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with photography by Traianos Pakioufakis and artwork by Bill Kouligas.” - Pan.

Artist: TRICOLI, VALERIO
Title: Miseri Lares
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Limited repress. It has been 7 years since Metaprogramming from Within the Eye of the Storm, the last solo full-length release by Valerio Tricoli. In the years between, he has established himself as a formidable presence on the international experimental live circuit and released acclaimed collaborations with Antoine Chessex, Coi Tormenti (Dilemma Records, 2010) and Thomas Ankersmit, Forma II (PAN 016CD, 2011) along with the fifth full-length release by his band with fellow Italian cohorts 3/4HadBeenEliminated, Oblivion (ZEIT 011CD, 2010). Throughout these shows, collaborations and ongoing explorations, Valerio has developed on his signature style of beautifully unsettling musique concrète. The result of his tireless explorations, Miseri Lares is his magnum opus, a multilayered and heavily nuanced work which epitomizes the uncanny in the realm of sound. Miseri Lares explores a variety of interlocking themes and sonic tapestries that combine in a quietly disturbing and deeply existential work. As a contemporary take on musique concrète, Tricoli utilizes his full explorations of the Revox tape recorder alongside digital processing, while retaining all of the mystery and surprise elements found in the classic approach of pioneers such as Bernard Parmegiani, Eugeniusz Rudnik and Michel Chion. Themes of the internal, represented by both the psychological and the physical, play throughout the record. As a symbol of spirits preying on the grief within, haunting wisps of sound swirl around a throbbing bass in "Hic Labor Ille Domus et Inextricabilis Error," whereas "La Casa Deviata" emphasizes the paranoid structure as looming creaks make way for abandoned pipes and a cloud of escaping water. Here, the tension at play is injected with a treated Dictaphone recording: "Tell me what happened," "I cant remember? THE SMELL!!! There was a tape recorder, where is the tape?" Spoken text (Italian and English) appears throughout the record, mostly as texture or as a dehumanized floorboard -- a play on the albums themes of the psychological, emotional and irrational horror within. Texts by Italian poets Dante and Guido Ceronetti appear alongside excerpts from The Ecclesiastes (in Hebrew, Qohelet), H.P. Lovecraft, E. M. Cioran, and writings by Tricoli himself. These add an extra weight to the recording, making it reminiscent of Robert Ashley or even the comedic tragedy of later-day Scott Walker (baritone aside). Valerio Tricolis release for PAN adds another piece to the puzzle of narrative-based concrète music, while deviating from all conventional forms and playing out like a literary form of unsettling sound sculpture. 2LP mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Vinyl set packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with photography by Traianos Pakioufakis and artwork by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: VAINIO/KEVIN DRUMM/AXEL DORNER/LUCIO CAPECE, MIKA
Title: Venexia
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Pan presents a collaborative album from Mika Vainio (electronics), Kevin Drumm (electronics), Axel Dörner (trumpet, computer) and Lucio Capece (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, shruti box). Vainio, Drumm, Dörner and Capece have strong points in common, that have been executed in different contexts. The musical map is generally divided into categories that are determined by its most evident and often banal elements; if it has beats or not, if it is quiet or loud, if it has raw material or a carefully worked aesthetic. These four musicians have been working using all the previous elements, but these elements did not determine the music, they were used at the service of deeper ideas related to time and perception. How the sound of our environment can become music, how can music be attractive without telling a story, the work of sound in its extreme: noise, granular and delicate, digital, electronic, instrumental extended techniques, preparations. The musicians involved in this project have worked with each other in various formations: Kevin Drumm and Axel Dörner started working together in the late 90s as part of a trio with Paul Lovens; as a duo they released an influential album on Erstwhile Records. Mika Vainio and Lucio Capece released Trahnie, an album they worked on for three years. Capece and Dörner worked on several projects together, including a residence with Keith Rowe working on Treatise by Cornelius Cardew. Capece and Vainio have been part of the Vladislav Delay Quartet. Capece has played and toured with Kevin Drumm in a trio with Radu Malfatti... finally, theyve all come together on Venexia, recorded in Venice and mixed by Capece with minimal edits. The LP was mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates and Mastering, pressed on 140 gram vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silkscreened PVC sleeve with photos by Traianos Pakioufakis and artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas." -Pan.

Artist: VIDA, ANDRE
Title: Brud: Volumes I-III
Format: Triple CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Brud is a three volume compilation of recordings from 1995 to 2011 by Andre Vida, morphing seamlessly between a sense of total irreverence and the sublime. His spontaneous compositions and notated works are the angled mirrored counterparts of a transient saxophone-driven performance language, drawing on elements of 1970s performance art, new music, improvisation cult, folk and pop hybrids, channeling them into asymmetrical tunes of feral beauty. Brud traces the development of Vidas wayward language through 16 years of copious ruminations. The three delightfully polymorphic, perverse discs unite sparkling solo sax, pieces for cello and woodwind sextet, synth/concrete electronic music, nocturnal improvisations, rare 90s New York free jazz compositions, and the Kreuzberg suite -- a distilled culmination of a hundred nights of Berlin mayhem into ecstatic, swinging lyricism -- both solo works and as well as various collaborations with Anthony Braxton, Rashad Becker, Axel Dörner, Matt "MV" Valentine, Tim Barnes, Helen Rush, Olaf Rupp, Clare Cooper, Clayton Thomas, Brandon Evans, Elisabeth King, Steve Heather and many more. Andre Vida is a Hungarian American saxophonist, composer and lyricist living in Berlin. More downtown cheeky grin than mere caveman smile, he is cosmically notorious for continuing the Rahsaan Roland Kirk one-man horn section legacy with hydra-headed style. He has been at the forefront of several major developments in experimental music, being mainly in Anthony Braxtons original Ghost Trance Ensemble, as founding member of New York collective the CTIA, subsequent "freak folk" groups such as The Tower Recordings, and his extensive collaborations with electronic music visionaries Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile and Kevin Blechdom, Elton John, Gonzales, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, to name but a few, sewing up some heavy threads in downtown sax patchwork refracted through a Borgesian lens. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Packaged in a pro-press digisleeve jacket in a one-tone silk-screened PVC sleeve." -Pan

Artist: VIDA, BEN
Title: Esstends-Esstends-Esstends
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"In collaboration with Keith Fullerton Whitman and Greg Davis, Ben Vida explores cross-control voltage-integrated improvisation and real-time automatic group composition. Ben has worked with artists Hisham Bharoocha (duo as Soft Circle), Siebren Versteeg, Doug Aitken, Nadia Hironaka and Mathew Suib. He has played in ensembles led by Tony Conrad, Rhys Chatham, and Werner Dafeldecker. As an improviser, he has performed with Milo Fine, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chad Taylor, Kevin Drumm, Yamatsuka Eye and C. Spencer Yeh, among many others. He has released over 20 records on such labels as Thrill Jockey, Drag City, PAN, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Häpna and Kranky. In 2011, Ben was Composer in Residency at Diapason Space, NYC and at EMS Studios, Stockholm and was awarded a Swedish Arts Committee Travel Grant, ISSUE Project Room Emerging Artists Commission and Museu dArt Contemporani de Barcelona "Composing with Process" Exclusive Works Commission. Esstends-Esstends-Esstends is a collection of spatial compositions in which audio focal points shift between external and internal emanation sources. The intent with this work is to escape the stereo image and create an activated listening space of expanded spatialization. Using just intoned pitch combinations to produce difference tones and harmonic distortions, sound materials are created that emanate from both the playback speakers and inner ear of the listener. By engaging the listeners sense of aural perception and sound localization in relationship to compositional structure, these pieces act to reframe the listening experience and encourage an engagement with, not only the form and aesthetic of the music, but the sonic space a recorded piece of music projects. Higher amplitude will help to reveal. Limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Housed in a poly-lined inner sleeve, packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." -Pan.
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Artist: VIDA, BEN
Title: Esstends-Esstends-Esstends
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"In collaboration with Keith Fullerton Whitman and Greg Davis, Ben Vida explores cross-control voltage-integrated improvisation and real-time automatic group composition. Ben has worked with artists Hisham Bharoocha (duo as Soft Circle), Siebren Versteeg, Doug Aitken, Nadia Hironaka and Mathew Suib. He has played in ensembles led by Tony Conrad, Rhys Chatham, and Werner Dafeldecker. As an improviser, he has performed with Milo Fine, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chad Taylor, Kevin Drumm, Yamatsuka Eye and C. Spencer Yeh, among many others. He has released over 20 records on such labels as Thrill Jockey, Drag City, PAN, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Häpna and Kranky. In 2011, Ben was Composer in Residency at Diapason Space, NYC and at EMS Studios, Stockholm and was awarded a Swedish Arts Committee Travel Grant, ISSUE Project Room Emerging Artists Commission and Museu dArt Contemporani de Barcelona "Composing with Process" Exclusive Works Commission. Esstends-Esstends-Esstends is a collection of spatial compositions in which audio focal points shift between external and internal emanation sources. The intent with this work is to escape the stereo image and create an activated listening space of expanded spatialization. Using just intoned pitch combinations to produce difference tones and harmonic distortions, sound materials are created that emanate from both the playback speakers and inner ear of the listener. By engaging the listeners sense of aural perception and sound localization in relationship to compositional structure, these pieces act to reframe the listening experience and encourage an engagement with, not only the form and aesthetic of the music, but the sonic space a recorded piece of music projects. Higher amplitude will help to reveal. Limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Housed in a poly-lined inner sleeve, packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." - Pan.
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Artist: VISIONIST
Title: Safe
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"140-gram LP version. Having partnered with Bill Kouligas in 2015 to relaunch his Lost Codes imprint as Codes, Visionist takes a defining step forward with the release of his debut album, Safe. The South London artist born Louis Carnell broke during a period of experimentation in UK music when, with the disintegration of the dubstep scene, emerging producers began looking to juke and Chicago house for inspiration. A pair of EPs on Lit City Trax (and a collaboration with Fatima Al Qadiri) in 2013 and 14 introduced Visionists minimalist take on fractured R&B and liquid grime, establishing him as a leading voice in new wave UK soundsystem culture. On Safe, Visionist sculpts and extends that signature into new terrain and makes his most personal statement yet. Distilling his influences down to a sparse palette of manipulated folk, pop, and R&B a cappellas; icy synths; and metallic drum samples, he plays off ever-present anxiety and his own battle not to let it overwhelm him. "Comfort, protection, salvation -- this is what we search for," he says. "We are taught that a life of no worries is better for us, and therefore we try to create one that is Safe." But while safe as a musical concept implies conformity, Safe as an artistic statement is anything but. At a moment when the UK scene, once known for innovation, has settled into rehashing old tropes, Visionist continues to propel his sound into more experimental territory. The album traces the arc of an anxiety attack, from its onset through to recovery. Following the stately discord of brief opener "You Stayed," the grimy, ballistic assault of "Victim" sends its targets diving into mirrored corners. "Ive Said" is a brutal, almost militant advance, its sound cutting in and out as though transmitted via shortwave radio. "Too Careful to Care" trades in skittering paranoia, with the soporific "Sleep Luxury" closing out affairs. Since 2012, Visionist has toured extensively throughout Europe, The Unites States, and Asia, appearing at industry standard clubs and festivals like Fabric, Berghain, Sonar, and Unsound as well as various underground venues. He has scored music for Kenzo, Liam Hodges, and Roxanne Farahmand in the world of fashion, and remixed Kelis, Ghostpoet, and Glasser. In 2014, he supported FKA Twigs on her first-ever UK tour. Photography and artwork by Daniel Sannwald; layout by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: VOM GRILL
Title: Knerpen! (bevel)
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“Antwerp-based nonconformist Dennis Tyfus debuts on PAN under his Vom Grill moniker with the Knerpen! (bevel) LP. Tyfuss dealings in unstable media -- spanning paintings and illustrations, films, radio transmissions and more -- reflect the freeform, sometimes parodic nature of his sonic output, which has been archived on his own Ultra Eczema imprint alongside many outsider, weirdo, and noise underground artists. Knerpen! (bevel) is a jarring collage of skewed electronics, tape loops, and treated vocals. Opening sequence "I" writhes and seizes with electricity. Skull-resonant clangs are sucked and scrunched back into themselves, before throbs of condensed static give way to the sound of someone rummaging around inside the bodies of acoustic instruments. On B-side "II," Tyfus multitracks the vocalizations of opera singer Emilie Fleamountains into an empyrean choir, before winding back the tape into a foaming-at-the-mouth mechanical meltdown. The 140-gram LP was mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering. It features photography by Dennis Tyfus and layout by Bill Kouligas.” - Pan. "What arouses the interest of Dennis Tyfus, with his difficult feet, is a clear, artful and wild realism whose extravagance never leaves one indifferent and can be summarised above all as the attempt to have fun in the end, after all." - Wim van Mulders.
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Artist: WHITMAN, KEITH FULLERTON
Title: Disingenuity/Disingenuousness
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: Greece
Price: $27.00
"Keith Fullerton Whitman bursts back with his first full length record in four years, Disingenuity b/w Disingenuousness, comprising of two pieces of forward thinking electronic music with a deep exploration into the analogue sound. Live and studio recordings of the past two years (Cambridge-New York-Toronto) were used as source material, which were then realized into two longform compositions. Using a Musique Concrète approach of deconstructed sounds (ala Pietro Grossi, Costin Miereanu, Basil Kirchin, Dub Taylor, etc), Disingenuity b/w Disingenuousness encompasses various reference points from François Bayle, Jacques Lejeune, Richard Pinhas & Heldon to the minimal textures of Basic Channel / Chain Reaction axis... Both tape-collage pieces which derived from an hour-long improvisation based around a setup involving a tape of chance field-recordings (a helicopter, walking on snow, children) bounced to a mono nagra tape machine, which is covered in contact mics that translate not just the sound coming from the speakers, but the actual mechanical interface of the unit into control voltage & triggers that drive a modular synth thats processing said audio using the classic electronic music toolkit (i.e. ring modulation, panning VCAs, filters, etc). The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Bill Kouligas." - Pan.

Artist: WIESE, JOHN
Title: Seven of Wands
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"As a composer, John Wiese is an elusive one. Employing a very healthy range of conceptual framework throughout his oevure, hes unmistakably recognizable, but rarely easy to predict. No matter what the sound, we find it always sounds like Wiese. Seven Of Wands contains a romanticism only hinted at previously. Comprised of pieces from a range of eras and sequenced into a narrative arc, this very unique album has a quality of being beautiful, listenable, immersive, and transportive all at once. On this latest, we find more emphasis on beauty and musical qualities, employing strategies and techniques of musique concrete and electroacoustic music throughout, all the while further emphasizing the mixing desk as a true instrument. Two of the albums central pieces were developed while touring the U.S., UK and Europe with Liars, No Age, and (in quadraphonic) Matmos, and feature source material contributed by Angus Andrew (voice, field recording) and Julian Gross (percussion) of Liars. CD is a limited edition of 1,000 copies, packaged in a pro-press digisleeve jacket which is housed in a one-tone silk-screened PVC sleeve." -Pan

Artist: WISHART, TREVOR
Title: Fanfare & Contrapunctus/Imago
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: Greece
Price: $27.00
"Vinyl issue of two very important works by this early British sound poet and electronic composer, compiling one of Trevor Wisharts first ever pieces Fanfare & Contrapunctus (from 1976) and one of his latest, Imago (from 2002), documenting a modern approach in composition and an extremely unique progress in sound manipulation and music technology.        Fanfare & Contrapunctus (1976): These two short pieces were made at the newly opened electronic studio at the Sydney Conservatorium, before the advent of music computer technology. The source material derives from free improvisations by Trevor Wishart and Martin Mayes using soft trumpets, pop-guns, French Horn and virtuoso eating noises, plus recordings of birdsong and other environmental sources.        Imago (2002) ...the universe in a grain of sand... Imago is a piece of magical sound metamorphosis in which the single clink of two whisky glasses gradually metamorphoses into a multitude of other sounds, eventually alluding to the sounds of birdsong, a junkyard gamelan, the ocean and the human voice, but never entirely abandoning its links to this minimal source. The piece was made using sound transformation software written by the composer, available through the Composers Desktop Project, and the original source sound was taken from Jonty Harrisons et ainsi de suite.        The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly- lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas." - Pan.
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Artist: YVES TUMOR
Title: Serpents Music
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
2017 repress. "The enigmatic Tennessee-raised, Turin-based Yves Tumor presents Serpent Music, a poignant album recorded between Miami, Leipzig, Los Angeles and Berlin over three years. Evolved from a diverse and prolific creative history under an expansive plethora of covert aliases via various forward-thinking labels, Yves Tumor emerges as his most personal and matured incarnation to date. With involvement across various artistic outlets expanding to fashion such as a visceral live performance for LAs Hood By Air earlier this year, the global artist has built a distinctly bold personal aesthetic both musically and visually as a performer. Painstakingly written from pieces developed upon since 2013, Serpent Music was initially composed as a soul record - based around delicate and emotive songwriting in various forms. It was a highly difficult project to undertake on both a creative and personal level, weaving thematic links through paranoia, social anxiety, and missing loved ones. "The songs come from a much more emotional and very vulnerable place... Theyre very close to me and Ive been cautious of how I would eventually present them to the world." he explains. The album spans sonically diverse and richly-textured pieces, formed from live, organic instruments, samples and various field recordings. Dreamlike lo-fi psychedelia sits alongside broken electronic experimentations, ambient compositions between abrasive noise, offering insight into a haunting otherworld. From melodic choral vocals and soaring synths, to screeching guitar riffs, dramatic spoken word samples and live drumming, Serpent Music evidently moves through a strange and intriguing personal journey. "Broke In" features Oxhy. The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M. Features photography by Daniel Sannwald." - Pan.

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