Gold Panda: If U Knew (Reprise Long Live Take)


Gold Panda offers up two cuts from new EP ahead of Liverpool Club EVOL date, Getintothis’ Mike Townsend reflects on another choice offering.

About to embark on a victory lap UK tour in support of the excellent Half of Where You Live, Gold Panda has offered this generously extended version of album highlight Reprise.
Earnest synths and a trickle of static quietly usher along that spliced, mournful vocal loop, as the Berlin based producer creates a soundscape that sounds like curtains opening on a particularly bright summer morning.
It certainly is a brave gesture, closing such an abrasive and coarse album with a track this warm and this human, although an extended version certainly suggests a deep affection with it.
An EP supporting the single is due out next month, and will feature remixes from Manchester beat-machine Star Slinger as well as Getintothis favourite Fort Romeau.
Catch Gold Panda at the East Village Arts Club on November 23.

For added aural pleasure wrap your ears around this T Hemingway remix.

Further reading on Getintothis
Getintothis on Gold Panda‘s Community.
Getintothis reviews Holy Other, Vessel, Fort Romeau: Blade Factory, at Camp and Furnace, Liverpool.
Gold Panda features in Getintothis‘ label heads picks of 2010.
Getintothis on new Forest Swords material from forthcoming album Engravings.