Pantaleimon have released a new album, the fourth long player, . ‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’. It is the follow up to 2008’s remix and collaboration collection ‘Heart Of the Sun’. Recorded and compiled during the last year, and co-produced with Hugo Race, the new album is another collection of hypnotic, magical and understated songs that Degens has become known for, but with ‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ there is a more psychedelic feel and a real progression of sound and it is without doubt the most accomplished release to date.
Andria Degens provides vocals, and also 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 also brings together an array of eclectic musicians to elevate the dream, 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.
Over the last few years Pantaleimon have released an acclaimed collection of EPs, singles and albums, the most recent releases being ‘Heart of the Sun’ (which contained remixes by the likes of Andrew W.K., Stephen O’Malley, Fovea Hex and Chris Carter/Cosey Fanny Tutti), and the EP, ‘Tall Trees’.
Degen’s has played live with a host of artists such as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Antony & the Johnsons, Six Organs of Admittance, James Blackshaw, Dirty Three, and Lightning Bolt. In 2012 she collaborated with Strings of Consciousness and Lüüp on their latest releases. She has also worked with the renowned film director Cam Archer ('We Love' official video), and more recently with animator Eric Leiser on the video for her new single 'If I (Was)'.
Andria Degens is published by Domino Publishing Company.