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Mark Nelson redefined American post-rock in the ’90s with the enigmatic and beautiful Labradford, and continues to pen exciting new additions to the drone/ambient canon via Pan American. Cloud Room, Glass Room is Pan American’s first album in four years, and sees the addition of percussionist Steven Hess into the fold, providing that intangible human element that helps largely electronic compositions from feeling too cold. The result is a new rhythmic muscle that could whet the whistle of fans of the presumably assimilated-by-the-Borg Boards of Canada. Lead track “Project For an Apartment Building” features a muted yet fervet percussive backbone only a couple steps removed from classic jungle breaks while pulsing, cycling aquatic synth melodies swirl about, in almost mathematical fashion, a canvernous and monlothic sonic space. Evoking images of distant lights and hypnagogic states, Pan American offers up one of the best, most aerodynamic late night meditation anthems of the year. Cloud Room, Glass Room will be presented with two large pieces in my next edition of the Klanghorionte on June, 22. Other records played: Maria Sardovska, June Tabor, Stephan Mathieu, Boards of Canada, Pat Metheny, Oregon.

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