White C-30 cassette in metallic silver ink on textured black card stock. Numbered.
Release date: 7.7.2015
In October 2013, Singapore’s Leslie Low and Norway’s Lasse Marhaug, as Pan Gu, embarked on a 10-day tour of Southeast Asia in support of their debut LP, Primeval Man Born of the Cosmic Egg, released earlier that year on Utech Records (US). The music contained on the two sides of The People are Panthers is a documentation of two shows in Myanmar and Thailand, and demonstrates well the fluidity, tension, and intensity of Pan Gu’s inspired live interplay. The music, performed in venues and to audiences not necessarily initiated to experimental sound, nevertheless forges primal connections through elemental uses of sound – Leslie Low’s diaphanous guitar melodies sparkle then combust and melt into the viscous primordial soup of Lasse Marhaug’s live electronics, finding perfect peace within a relentless storm, and achieving an improvised music of profound meditative quality.
The album has been professionally duplicated on elegant white C-30 cassettes in a numbered edition of 80. J-card artwork and design by Lasse Marhaug, and printed in metallic silver ink on textured black card stock.
A1. Recorded Live In New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar, 19 October 2013 (15:00)
B1. Recorded Live In Space of Liberty, Bangkok, Thailand, 26 October 2013 (15:00)