Boomkat Product Review:
The highly anticipated debut album from Gold Panda (discounting the Japan-only collection of singles!). Ever since his 'Miyamae' 12" dropped on Various Production's label last year, it was obvious Gold Panda was one to watch. Since then he's had a clutch of warmly received singles for Make Mine and Ghostly International besides a stream of remixes for everyone from Health to The Field, each painting a more detailed and involving portrait of a distinctly lovely artist with a penchant for sweetly exotic melodies and crafty electronic composition. His beautiful recent single 'You' aside, there are ten tracks of brand new material, ranging from the dusted sunrise techno figure of 'Vanilla Minus', through the trickling melodic cadence of 'Same Dream China', and the ecstatic throb of 'Snow & Taxis', maintaining a thread of tenderly blissed emotions which make 'Marriage' and the pastoral pulses of 'I'm With You But I'm Lonely' so unforgettably nice. fans of Lusine, The Field, CFCF, Four Tet or Caribou should book in some quality time with Gold Panda.