Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Pan•American- S/T (1997) MP3 & FLAC -For theStarry-


On Pan•American, Mark Nelson's solo project debut, he takes leave of the Ambient-informed Post-Rock of his then-main gig Labradford by constructing melancholy Electronic excursions that successfully wed dub-style rhythms to diverse and multi-layered experimental soundscapes. While later Pan•American efforts have tended to proceed in a more minimalist Ambient direction, the debut is ultimately more memorable because it, in many ways, is a hybrid creature, seamlessly traversing different genres and methods, and in doing so, creating something distinctive and surprisingly cohesive. For example, on "Lent," the guitar and organ effects create a noir-like vibe that wouldn't be out of place on a Chris Isaak album, but the spare yet insistent beat and ghostly whispered vocals suggest something far more dark and sinister. Pan•American was an album well ahead of its time back in 1997, and listening to it now makes me wish Nelson had pursued this muse a little while longer.

Pan•American
1. Starts Friday  (6:43)
2. Remapping  (7:01)
3. Lent  (4:56)
4. First Position  (3:38)
5. Tract  (5:42)
6. The Dark Nest  (3:37)
7. Noun  (7:52)
8. Lake Supplies (4:57)
9. Pt. 1  (5:52)



14 comments:

  1. Massive thanks voixautre, i really appreciate it. I loved their 360 album and had to get some more. :)

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  2. Thank you so much!

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  3. Where do you request at? Is there some more Roxy Music in the Eno series? o[+_+]o

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  4. Hi theStarry, my pleasure. Your support has helped my blog immensely, and it was nice to return the favor in some small way. Let me know if if/when you're looking for something else. I just might have it, voixautre

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  5. Anonymous, my pleasure; keep coming back

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  6. Hi Bo Jangles, there are three more installments coming in the Eno series, none of which are Roxy albums, but I'd be happy to post some Roxy Music by request. Which one do you need? To make requests, just leave a comment mentioning what you'd like to see posted. If I have it, I'll be happy to do so. Cheers

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  7. Looking for Roxy Music Country Life and For Your Pleasure also Echo and the Bunnymen Self-Titled and Porcupine. How about a produced by Tony Visconti post !?

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  8. Another one that I would ask for if the magic flac fairy appeared and would be Secret Machines-Now here is nowhere. I don't use torrent, I'm sure it is on there and this place called allflac has it but they want a login and pass and I'll pass. Thanks for sharing any you might have.

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  9. Hi, I'll post RM Country Life & the self-titled Bunnymen album within the next few days. The magic FLAC fairy is working hard to get the Secret Machines. I don't have an ALLFLAC account, but I do have other resources. If I find it, I'll upload it to MU and post the link in these comments. Are you a follower of the blog yet?

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  10. An update I found E&TB-porcupine at one of the better known flac blogs! I found Sonic Youth discog in flac at a Russian page! Found Secret Machines-ten silver drops. Haven't listened to an mp3 since 2010 hehe if it ain't lossless it ain't worth messing with. Yesterday traded in some dvds and cds at the record store and got the Police, Black Sabbath, Radiohead, and some others. Make an FMM ftp account or something I would gladly upload. All the cds eye can get my hands on are going into flac using exact audio copy and bonk encoder.

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  11. Jo Bangles, I forgot to mention that your idea for a Tony Visconti series is very interesting. I just may have to borrow that idea down the road, thanks! I'll post your Secret Machines link in these comments later today; your Roxy request is also on the way

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  12. Jo Bangles, a gift from the magic FLAC fairy: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Q4060EMP

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  13. This was my introspective late night album of choice for many years. I loved sitting on the porch, staring out into the dark Texas night, drink in hand, while a chorus of crickets accompanied the music. Being from Virginia, I'm sure Mark Nelson understands this kind of Southern Gothic atmosphere, even he didn't necessarily have it specifically in mind when he made this music.

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  14. wolfspider, I lived in Texas for two years, so I remember the sound of a Texas night. Maybe what I miss most (and the amazing lightning storms). Great comment, thanks!

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