Intricate hardware botherer and boogie-loving London producer My Panda Shall Fly will follow the technoid kerfuffle of 'Tape Tekkno' with a new cassette next week, serving as the seventh release from website-turned-label Sonic Router. Titled 'Higher' and based loosely around the notion of "sacred pain", its lively traverses through aquatic dub and disintegrating synth squelches make it one of the most wholly satisfying releases he's put out. We're also fairly sure it's the first tape he's put out available in pea green, which can be no bad thing at all.
My Panda Shall Fly has already prepped a video for smouldered opener 'Haus / Transferring Sorrow', which we can share with you today. When it was sent over MPSF also offered some words of expanation accompanying the video, which sets things out as eloquently as we could hope to. Over to the man himself for more…
My Panda Shall Fly: "Presenting itself like a morsel of data, surgically removed from the dead corpse of a twisted old hard-drive, whirring no longer, the toxic decay of an errorneous back-up has corrupted the image beyond repair. Existing now only in this hazy mosaic-like over-compressed state, it is now a mere ghost of the crisp original video, once shining in crystal HD.
"In a deliberate attempt to stray to the farthest dimension away from 1080p as possible, the image flicks & spits into a thousand different molecules, under-saturated colours torn & shredded wide across the gamut as technically possible via a standard computer monitor.
"A particle of cold, hard, binary abstraction – the twisted display darts between the recognisable & the ambiguous, allowing the viewer but a moment to chance a glimpse at the multi-faceted representation, locked into a frantic dance of hue.
"The visual implodes into itself, presented behind a fuzzy smokescreen of blur, no longer distinguishable from the source content, abundant in lost key-frames. The remnants of familiar refracted objects are faintly visible in the kaleidoscopic projection. The vague pixellated reconstruction of a symbolic mess flickering, pausing for a millisecond before being thrown into mute-rainbow abstract pandemonium."
Sonic Router will release 'Higher' on January 27th 2014. The label, along with MPSF, took to Rinse for a Saturday session earlier in the month, listen back to that here.