Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner Download (MP3)
Gold Panda's critically acclaimed debut album.
Originally hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, and having spent the early part of his career as remixer du jour for the likes of Bloc Party, Health, Telepathe, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco, Gold Panda’s ascent to the forefront of contemporary electronic music has been steadily meteoric. Nominated as one of the BBC’s sound of 2010 nominees, shows around the world with Caribou, Health, SMD and more to come on his own in the UK and the US with Autolux, a cover star in Japan, three sold out E.P’s and a raft of praise and hyperbole from the mouths that matter (Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian amongst them) only tells half the story however.
Lucky Shiner’s the piece that completes the picture. Originating in crystal clear vision, the nuance and frenetic cadence of life and the mind’s constant disequilibrium means its final realisation stands as a product that’ll provoke thought as much as enjoyment; pathos as much as praise. “Lots of factors affected the way it came together.“ Gold Panda explains, “touring, mixing, moving house and splitting with a girlfriend. Family, friends and lovers related, places I‘ve never been”.
Praise for Lucky Shiner:
"Perhaps the most striking thing about Lucky Shiner is how human it sounds." 4/5 - The Guardian
"...some of the loveliest, techno-cloaked glitch-pop this side of the future." - Fader
"...breathes the same kind of life into his work as Four Tet." 8.3/10 - Pitchfork
"stunning first offering" 4/5 - Q Magazine
"Wonky beats and shimmering twisted tech melodies" 4/5 - Mojo
"... a masterclass in electronic production..." - Dazed & Confused