Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Panda Beach - Last Days Ashore (2009)
This EP is the first official release by Ebi Nasution also known as Panda Beach. Ebi recorded these songs on a cell phone at her home in Jakarta Indonesia between May and August of this year. Beautiful mellow and atmospheric folk music reminiscent of Sybille Baier, Vashti Bunyan and Kazu Makino (in my opinion). Track one "Boom" was fleshed out by Chariots of Night with mellotron sounds, bells and drum samples making it more of a pop track than the rest of the EP. The other songs were all played by Ebi on Guitar and Piano. Aside from that, there isn't much more I can say about it except that I designed the cover art for her and did sort of a lo-fi mastering on it. My only regret is that it is so short (just over 15 minutes of music). This EP comes highly recommended! ...And of course comments are appreciated!
-Update 12/03/10 : We are now trying to support Ebi by selling her music via our new Portland based label Wil-Ru records. Please keep an eye out for physical releases by Panda Beach coming soon! Thanks so much for your support and understanding of this adjustment...
4. Dying Snail Sings
6. Build An Ocean
7. I Will Not Pray
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