Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fly Pan Am - C'est Ca [Constellation Records 147 Promo]

Put on the circuit via Constellation Records on September 20th, 2k19 is "C'est Ca", the first album by Montreal's Avantgarde meets PostRock outfit Fly Pan Am in fifteen - 15!!! - years. A long hiatus this is but it seems the band outfit is coming back stronger than ever with this release. After a highly experimental opening with "Avant-Gardez Vous" we see the quartet taking over avantgarde dancefloors with the storming, yet dreamy and totally blurred out "Distance Dealer" before "Bleeding Decay" takes things to a similarly thrilling, even more intense and slightly Dub- / KrautDisco-infused level. The 111 seconds of "Dizzy Delusions" dabble in experimental, beatless Ambient / Indietronica fusion, "Each Ether" weighs in echoes of echoes of energetic IndieRock performed with a nebulous Shoegaze attitude before the tune holds some hell'ish suprises and "Alien Syntropy" sees Fly Pan Am explore untamed metallic percussions and an overall droning attitude, providing several layers of both beautiful as well as alarming atmospheres cut against eachother to raise and alert the listeners attention. The band's "One Hit Wonder" might surpisingly even resonate with fans of DubTechno / Intelligent Techno for a reason before triggering more hell'ish nightmares, "Discreet Channeling" could even become a minor hit on experimental underground dancefloors due to its highly seductive groove foundation and epic climax whilst "Interface Your Shattered Dreams" even brings forth a stylewise vocal hommage to deepest Wave, Alternative and PostPunk for a closing - and leaves enough space for a seductive hidden track as well. A massive return, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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