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. It is a welcome one though, and this extended version does indeed suggest 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 the 23rd November.