Pan American / For Waiting, For Chasing
Album: For Waiting, For Chasing   Collection:General
Artist:Pan American   Added:Dec 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-09 Pull Date: 2011-03-13 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 13 Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 30 Jan 16
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 09, 2011: Brownian Motion
Dr. Christian
4. Feb 06, 2011: Donner Party
The Penguin Speaks
2. Mar 09, 2011: Panorama Barbeque
From Here
5. Feb 05, 2011: Music Casserole
Still Swimming
3. Feb 08, 2011: the X files
Love Song, Are You Ready?
6. Feb 02, 2011: Panorama Barbeque
Love Song

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2010-12-24
Ambient electronica. This is a re-release of Mark Nelson (former frontman of Labradford)’s 2006 record, For Waiting, For Chasing on Mosz Records. Nelson broke from Kranky for the release at the time to emphasize the departure he made with his sound. In 2004, he recorded his son’s heartbeat (while in the womb), and processed and incorporated these sounds into all seven tracks. Earlier Pan*American albums had a bit more a dub influence than this one. These songs integrate disparate, cacophonous elements like processed static alongside grand horns and melodic synths. Tim Hecker, loscil, Fennesz, etc.

*1. Mixing board whirring and static, processed horns, clanging bells, all absorbed into a blissful, expressionist canvas. (7:24)
2. Otherworldly spaceship music, much more rhythmic glitchyness, drawn-out synth pads. (5:02)
3. Rumbly ebb and flow to this one, cerebral, dense, shimmering tones. (5:36)
4. Brief, bulging digital bass drum, synth pattern. (1:48)
*5. Ringing synths, pulsating digital percussion and some distant bongo or snare work, more flugelhorn, relaxed images of a beach juxtaposed against urgent electro flourishes. (5:52)
*6. Harsh guitar effects open, stark sustained guitar and synth interplay, a symphony of anxiety. (5:52)
7. Pitch modulating synths, jittery processed heartbeat, watery electric piano chords, lovely little piano refrain comes in ~3:00 left, slow release. (9:44)

Track Listing
1. Love Song   4. Still Swimming
2. Are You Ready?   5. From Here
3. Dr. Christian   6. The Penguin Speaks
  7. Amuls