Pan Electric (Live), DJ Ben Mynott
"Pan Electric" (full band) performing tracks live from their debut album "Conscious Pilot"
The third album from the absolute ambient catalogue is an epic fusion of electronica and ambient chill from the Brighton based collective Pan Electric. After two pure ambient releases producer/writer Matt Coldrick has ventured more into melody and groove without losing the tapestries and colours that defines the absolute ambient sound. Conscious Pilot features the exceptional Rhodes piano talents of BBC Jazz awards winner Neil Cowley (Zero 7, Brand New Heavies,) giving an inspired improvisational narrative to the arrangements. Lush Beach Boys–esque vocals from Brighton’s Dan Burke and performances from Julie Kench (Swingle Singers) create ethereal, ghostly, almost nostalgic passages, as though the radio in the background was tuned to 1967. The magic dust comes from Pedal steel master, BJ Cole (The Verve, Sting) whose session history with major artists is astonishing. His contribution adds a golden texture that helps define the unique style of the album
Conscious Pilot has been gestating for three years. It has taken on its own shape and form in that time and its release marks a progressive moment in the evolution of the label. DJ support from Ben Mynott (Fragile State)