Great album review of a seemless follow up!
Half of Where You Live is Gold Panda’s 2nd full length LP and it has a lot to live up to. Lucky Shiner, his debut which was released 3 years ago, won the Guardian First Album Award and was nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize.
This album reflects the vast range of influences he has experienced whilst travelling the world touring his previous material with the main influence as ever being the Far East, Japan in particular. The eclectic range of samples from around the globe have been incorporated into his unique sound giving this a slightly different sound pallet to Lucky Shiner but still keeping true to his lo-fi soundscape based style.
HOWYL starts off with ‘Junk City II’ and sets off with a warm crackle and soothing strings which are soon enveloped in a Chicago house beat. The track progresses nicely and gains some real momentum with…
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