Here's another seemingly pointless review as the Pan Sonic fans will have already ordered this so as not to have missed out on the limited run while the others would have passed.
PAN SONIC, "LIVE 1995"
Here's another seemingly pointless review as the Pan Sonic fans will have already ordered this so as not to have missed out on the limited run while the others would have passed. This overpriced underpackaged item is the first release on Mute's little secretive sub-label Jenny Drivers. It features two concerts from New York in 1995 by what was then called Panasonic. The sounds here are remeniscent of their current (at the time) 'Vakio' LP combined with some non-beat noodlings similar to solo efforts form both members. Oddly enough, the music also drops heavy hints of what was to come for the beefy beats used on 1999's 'B' 12" EP. There's no division of tracks within each show's recording - the disc is two tracks and over 76 minutes long. Is it worth it? Consider it's 20 bucks for a slab of cheap plastic that barely holds the CD in place, another 'conceptual' idea - perhaps to put these all into a nice binder when done... I, of course, feel like a class A sucker for buying it but it is fun to listen to and to its credit is much more linear and connected than any LP they've released as Panasonic.