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Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental Rock: Shoegaze Moods: Instrumental
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by The Pandas

The Pandas excel at balancing crispy, IDM-inspired rhythms, sparse guitar, delicate glockenspiel and glacial ambience
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Apertura
7:10 $0.99
2. People
6:50 $0.99
3. Tanela
4:01 $0.99
4. Solutions
7:22 $0.99
5. Allele Frequency
7:28 $0.99
6. Song About Songs
7:16 $0.99
7. Point of Beginning
5:11 $0.99
8. Lovlier and Lovlier
8:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Solutions, is a shimmering sonic marvel, stacked with gracious arrangements of remarkable depth. Stylistically, the album sticks pretty close to the post-rock playbook, but as far as vocal-free space jams go, the shit is tight.

It's tempting to lump The Pandas in with Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky, two of the more durable bands in instrumental rock. But the sounds found here are less dark than the aforementioned acts, and they largely avoid the crescendo-crammed architecture so common to this strain of music."




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More electronic than Explosions in the Sky, less electronic than Boards of Canada; more uplifting than Mogwai, less happy than Ilkae; the thing about the Pandas is that they just understand how to make good dreamy hybrid music. They have this intrinsic ability to perfectly pair old shoegaze sounds with modern IDM and pour a ton of sentiment into both. The emotion is in the details: nostalgia chords shimmering in waves of clear but reverby guitar, eventually washing over a crunchy computer-engineered beat; a glockenspiel chiming in unison with a lazy-sad guitar line an octave below, both loping with a looping beat. If other people's attempt to mix rock and electronic use a blowtorch to fuse the two together, then the Pandas hand-stitch their patterns, and and the color of thread is carefully considered. The entire album is alive with creative thought. Sprawl yourself out somewhere and let it melt you.


Amazing sounds. Incredible. Can I eat it?
In listening to this, I was at once captivated by the melodies, and being a singer, found myself making things up on the spot. Why, I asked myself.

The Pandas are amazing, my mind answered back.

Great work.