V​/​A - mono no aware (PAN 77)

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tendergender Very very decent ambient tracks. Favorite track: Yves Tumor - Limerence.
Dildo Baggins
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Dildo Baggins I am completely and utterly blown away by this compilation. Most of; if not all of these bands/artists I am not familiar with, but PAN manages to bring them all together to create a fluid and cohesive ambient project that is like nothing else. All these artists bring their unique sound to the table, without compromising the atmosphere and mood of the album. This was a haunting, beautiful and memorable listening experience that I will continue to enjoy for months to come. Favorite track: Yves Tumor - Limerence.
Michael Feihstel
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Michael Feihstel It's easy to expect a mediocre range of b-sides when seeing these label compilation, however this doesn't apply at all in this case. PAN and every artist involved delivers exceptional material and their very individual approach to the wide genre of "ambient". From calming to experimental, organic and warm to cold and metallic - it's all here. Countless perspectives on the same subject and all of them surprisingly pleasing. Favorite track: Yves Tumor - Limerence.
Cha Blasco
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Cha Blasco Stunning compilation, the best modern ambient music curation I've listen for a long time. The quality of the works are excellent. Favorite track: Yves Tumor - Limerence.
A Strangely Isolated Place
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A Strangely Isolated Place Refreshing contributions and not a weak track amongst the bunch. Favorite track: Malibu - Held.
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mono no aware (もののあわれ) is the first compilation to be released on PAN, collating unreleased ambient tracks from both new and existing PAN artists.

Featuring Jeff Witscher, Helm, TCF, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Pan Daijing, HVAD, Kareem Lotfy, ADR, Mya Gomez, Sky H1, James K, Oli XL, Bill Kouligas, Flora Yin-Wong, Malibu, and AYYA, the compilation moves through more traditional notions of what is called ’ambient’, to incorporating wider variations that fall under the term.

“Mono no aware”, ‘the pathos of things’, also translates as “an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera”. A term for the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things. A meditation on mortality and life's transience, ephemerality heightens the appreciation of beauty and sensitivity to their passing. In investigating the passing of time, the boundaries between memory and hallucination become blurred; between fiction and reality. The movement of time transforms into an eternal present.

The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, featuring photography by Molly Matalon and design by Bill Kouligas. A limited version of 100 copies will be released as a special art edition in collaboration with Mount Analog for the LA Art Book Fair 2017, going on general release via PAN both physically/digitally on 17th March.


released March 17, 2017


tags: Berlin


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