Pantaleimon - The Butterfly Ate the Pearl

The Butterfly Ate the Pearl

Pantaleimon

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 9 tracks £12.00
CD Album 9 tracks £10.00
Download Album (flac) 9 tracks £7.00
Download Album (mp3) 9 tracks £7.00
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Pantaleimon - The Butterfly Ate the Pearl

‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ is the latest Pantaleimon album
Co-produced with Hugo Race, ‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ is a psychedelic, progressive sound and is without doubt the most accomplished release to date.

Andria Degens provides vocals, and 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 brings together fellow musicians and collaborators, 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 sound-scape, a journey, through terrains, both familiar and unknown.

Lots of free digital goodies are yours upon ordering with GGM.

First 50 of the LP's are signed by Andria.


Reviews

“Degens is a multi-instrumentalist but she doesn’t weave her music in traditional formats. Her songs have cool flowing qualities and she has a wonderful smooth voice that really makes her music work on a variety of levels. This is an exceedingly interesting album full of magical tracks. Our favorites include “Ember,” “Another World,” “Morning Star,” and “Summer Reigns.” Way cool stuff… TOP PICK.””
BABYSUE.COM

““Degens has thus far avoided mainstream critical attention. On the evidence here, this is nothing short of criminal. Apart from possessing a wonderful voice, she also demonstrates a keen ear for subtle yet layered arrangements, and a knack for compositions that are, at times, incredibly moving.The lilting vocal melody, coupled with the gentle swell of soft, subtle strings at the beginning of ‘Ember’ is reminiscent of ‘She Moved Through the Fair,’ a traditional Celtic folk song that’s been performed by everyone from Van Morrison to Boyzone via All About Eve, Fairport Convention and Sinead O’Connor. But it soon grows, blossoming into a rich electric folk-rock song, buttoned down by a strolling bass line and meandering fiddle. But Andria’s voice remains the focus and focal point of the dreamy number that sets the tone and pace for an album that’s delicate yet solid. The title track is a clear standout: haunting, evocative, musically and emotionally deep ....."”
CHRISTOPHER NOSNIBOR - PARAPHILIA MAGAZINE

“Andria's voice is a wonderful mix of gentle, ethereal and seductive and the overall combination is a win.From the sweet sounds of “Ember”, the opening track to “Elevation Of A Dream” to “If I (Was)”, the flow is consistent; the aural canvas is richly colored and there is a soothing feeling that envelopes the listener. Granted, this is not my usual fare, but I have easily been converted and now look to hear more of Andria Degens’ work.”
ROBB ROSS - POP DOSE

“Most enigmatic and enticing is “Eagle Turning,” a Dead Can Dance-like track which places Degens’ voice on a bed of strings and just lets the mystery be. Strange and gorgeous, The Butterfly Ate the Pearl is an excellent calling card for an artist to whom attention must be paid."”
MICHAEL TOLAND - BLURT MAGAZINE

““Andria Degens isn’t a name I’ve ever heard before but she’s the creative force behind musical project Pantaleimon. This album is going to be difficult for me to describe. It’s truly inspired and so above my head in places that I experienced a transcendent period of time while listening to it. The closest comparison I can come up with is this: Depeche Mode and a heavenly choir of angels. The Butterfly Ate The Pearl is equal parts minimalistic genius and complex, divine rhythms. The overall feeling I had when this was playing was wistfulness. That slightly sad, nostalgic feeling we all feel on occasion. While this is not the kind of music that I normally listen to I did enjoy my journey through this piece. In my experience, this is a unique album full of music that’s destined to thrill and mystify audiences everywhere.””
JIM DODGE - MASS MOVEMENT

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GGM009LP)
  1. Pantaleimon - Ember
  2. Pantaleimon - Diamond River Run
  3. Pantaleimon - The Butterfly Ate the Pearl
  4. Pantaleimon - Elevation of a Dream
  5. Pantaleimon - Another World
  6. Pantaleimon - If I (Was)
  7. Pantaleimon - Morning Star
  8. Pantaleimon - Eagle Turning
  9. Pantaleimon - Summer Reigns
CD Album (GGM009CD)
  1. Pantaleimon - Ember
  2. Pantaleimon - Diamond River Run
  3. Pantaleimon - The Butterfly Ate the Pearl
  4. Pantaleimon - Elevation of a Dream
  5. Pantaleimon - Another World
  6. Pantaleimon - If I (Was)
  7. Pantaleimon - Morning Star
  8. Pantaleimon - Eagle Turning
  9. Pantaleimon - Summer Reigns
Download Album (GGM009D)
  1. Pantaleimon - Ember
  2. Pantaleimon - Diamond River Run
  3. Pantaleimon - The Butterfly Ate the Pearl
  4. Pantaleimon - Elevation of a Dream
  5. Pantaleimon - Another World
  6. Pantaleimon - If I (Was)
  7. Pantaleimon - Morning Star
  8. Pantaleimon - Eagle Turning
  9. Pantaleimon - Summer Reigns

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ember £0.79
2 Diamond River Run £0.79
3 The Butterfly Ate the Pearl £0.79
4 Elevation of a Dream £0.79
5 Another World £0.79
6 If I (Was) £0.79
7 Morning Star £0.79
8 Eagle Turning £0.79
9 Summer Reigns £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (9 tracks) £7.00
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ember £0.79
2 Diamond River Run £0.79
3 The Butterfly Ate the Pearl £0.79
4 Elevation of a Dream £0.79
5 Another World £0.79
6 If I (Was) £0.79
7 Morning Star £0.79
8 Eagle Turning £0.79
9 Summer Reigns £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (9 tracks) £7.00
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section