2013 certainly is shaping up to be a vintage year for electronic music with many of our favorite artists ending long running hiatus’ and returning to album formats with releases due from Jimpster and James Holden amongst many others getting our pulse racing this summer. Now it’s the turn of the enigmatic, some would say shy, Gold Panda to return to the fray after a two year lay off after his last album ‘Lucky Shiner’.
Back on Ghostly International for his second album, the new full length ‘Half Of Where You Live’ arrives shortly after his new Trust EP was unexpectedly posted online and we’re pleased to be able to share a track ‘Brazil’, from the upcoming effort with you today. Mr Panda cites urban backdrops in Osaka and Sau Paulo as the inspiration behind the new “city album,” “conceived as a hypothetical soundtrack to ’90s anime and the films of controversial director Takashi Miike.”
Speaking specifically on the first track to be revealed , “Brazil,” the producer says, “I wanted to make a track that soundtracked my ride from the airport to downtown. The [vocal] sample is kind of like an excited chant, bigging up the place, then it all gets confusing to replicate the traffic and buildings.“
Check it out below
‘Half Of Where You Live’ will be released June 10th 2013 via NOTOWN/Ghostly International