HEAR: Gold Panda – An Iceberg Hurled Northwards Through Clouds

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  • 27 Sep 11

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Not to downplay what is essentially yet another effortlessly glorious track from laptop looming, bedroom producer Gold Panda, but if you’re going to name one of your tracks ”An Iceberg Hurled Northwards Through Clouds” I at the very least expect to be subjected to field recordings of gushing winds, and splintering ice so violent, my face instinctively contorts into a Joan Rivers death mask grimace in preparation. That considered, I was also under the impression these tracks were being put together by some mythological, 24 carat deity of the fluffy sex starved black and white bears, and not some beardy hoody enthusiast from Essex. Just an idea Derwin, but in the interests of avoiding further confusion, how’s about retitlting An Iceberg Hurled Northwards Through Clouds, ”A Low Key Caribou Influenced Collage Of Willy Wonka Samples And Four Tet Infused Sparse Glitch Beats, Leading Seductively Into Dance Floor Territory Courtesy Of Its Throbbing 4/4 Heartbeat Thud, Whilst Lending Itself To The Rainy Day Emotive Realms Of IDM Through Its Stuttering, Tumbling Synth Line”? Or ALKCICOWWSAFTISGBLSIDFTCOIT4/4HTWLITTRDEROITISTSL for short. Whichever title Derwin plumps for, the track itself is earmarked to feature on his forthcoming compilation for DJ Kicks out October 31st.

What’s that? I should stop taking things so literally? Are you implying I’m some kind of thief?

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JT