Recommended by us on 10th November 2011.
Gold Panda's new EP 'An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds' is his first full release of original material since October's stunning debut album, 'Lucky Shiner'. A track recorded especially for his DJ Kicks release, 'An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds' is the lead track from said compilation, and is a gorgeous, slow burning amalgam of woozy chimes, flooded bass and syncopated claps, it sounds like a step aside from the tracks on 'Lucky Shiner', perhaps a tad icily detached - as the the track title implies. Additional tracks include a self-reworking of the song, 'Through Clouds' by Derwin Panda, assisted by Simian Mobile Disco man Jas Shaw, and 'Kalimba_Pedal_Improv_stem', a short and playful track incorporating elements from the lead tune once again.
Peaking Lights are a husband a wife duo currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin. Their quietly-released album '936', a wonderful hazed out amalgaman of dub, psyche, reggae and everything inbetween set their world alight this year and is set for a full release through Domino Records later this year, and is sure to feature on all manner of critic's end-of-year lists. Their two versions of Gold Panda's lead track are swoonsomely atmospheric re-readings, one including Indra from Peaking Light's gorgeous vocals.
A1 - Gold Panda 'An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds'
A2 - Gold Panda 'Through Clouds'
A3 - Gold Panda '_Kalimba_Pedal_Improv_stem'
B1 - Gold Panda 'An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds' (Peaking Lights remix)
B2 - Gold Panda 'An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds' (Peaking Lights vocal remix)
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