RELEASED – 29T OF JULY 2013
Pantaleimon, AKA singer Andria Degens, is set to release a new album on Grass Girl Music, the fourth long player, on the 29th of July 2013.
‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ is the follow up to 2008’s remix and collaboration collection ‘Heart Of the Sun’ and features nine new tracks including the forthcoming download single ‘If I (Was)’.
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Recorded and complied during the last year, and co-produced with Hugo Race, the new album is another great collection of hypnotic, magical and understated songs that Degens has become known for, but with ‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ there is a more psychedelic feel and a real progression of sound and it is without doubt the most accomplished release to date.
The multi-talented Andria Degens not only provides vocals, but plays a diverse range of instruments and effects including distorted and delayed dulcimers, guitar, keyboard, Indian harmonium, bass, samples, loops, pedal board, fx, vibra, bells, tambourine and sansula. She also brings together an array of eclectic musicians to elevate the dream, evolving the tracks into their full potency – Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy), James Blackshaw, Otto Hauser (Vertiver), Jay Darlington (Oasis, Kula Shaker), Steve Finnerty (Alabama 3), to name a few. The result is a cinematic soundscape, a journey, through terrains, both familiar and unknown, with her gorgeous and heartbreaking voice leading the way, and sounding like nothing else around.
Over the last few years Pantaleimon have released an acclaimed collection of EPs, singles and albums, the most recent releases being ‘Heart of the Sun’ (which contained remixes by the likes of Andrew W.K., Stephen O’Malley, Fovea Hex and Chris Carter / Cosey Fanny Tutti), and the EP, ‘Tall Trees’.
Degen’s has played live with a host of artists such as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Antony & the Johnsons, Six Organs of Admittance, James Blackshaw, Dirty Three, and Lightning Bolt. In 2012 she collaborated with Strings of Consciousness and Lüüp on their latest releases. She has also worked with the renowned film director Cam Archer, and animator Eric Leiser.
Pantaleimon are set to announce live dates over the Summer, more details will follow in the very near future.