Aaltopiiri - Pan Sonic
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  • Summary: The latest release from the band formerly known as "Panasonic."
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. They've honed their craft to incorporate increased nuance alongside blunted force. [#153, p.83]
  2. Despite the obviously electronic origins of most of the sounds, there are clearly thinking, imagining humans behind the scenes; this is about as un-clinical as electronic music gets.
  3. 80
    Rich in imagery and suggestive of enviroment -- arctic, urban and mental -- Pan Sonic chisels a sound contradictory in its makeup, utterly synthetic and metallic yet somehow deeply organic. [#82, p.144]
  4. The disc resonates as much as a relaxant as it does as an agitator, and pleasant subliminal melodies and patterns eventually emerge from the static, skips, and not-so-random noise.
  5. Here is another dry collection of sullen machine drones and subtle tonal manipulation; signals to the outside world explaining that all is well in Pan Sonic's overpoweringly masculine universe.
  6. Another stripped-down epic that is likely to be equally treated with acclaim and disdain. [Apr 2001, p.107]
  7. 40
    Sadly, their steadfast refusal to engage the emotions is irritating and alienating. [Feb 2001, p.95]

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  1. FredL
    Feb 11, 2005
    9
    nearly as good as the panasonic's