Following a relatively quiet 2012, Berlin-based electronica mastermind Gold Panda has kicked off 2013 with a surprise new EP entitled Trust. The four-track release is a swirling maelstrom of melancholic electronic experimentation that sees Gold Panda exploring techno, off-kilter hip-hop and ambient influences to create a diverse and truly unique sound.
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Speaking about his Trust EP, Gold Panda explained;
“The inspiration was just getting away from computers/laptops made my arrangements a bit more free and natural I think. Just jamming and looking out my window. Then taking a walk to see what I recorded, going back and copying the live arrangement. (Apart from Casyam_59#2 which is my mate showing me the sounds his Yamaha keyboard could make over a loop I made with a cheap Casio one). I think I’ve stripped out a layer of my music since [debut album] Lucky Shiner, maybe it was feeling too cluttered, I think these tracks and the tracks for the new album have more space, but don’t feel empty.”
Trust is available digitally now via Ghostly, and will be out on limited vinyl on March 5.