The Big Take Over Review by Chuck Foster. Sweet Perception.

http://www.bigtakeover.com/recordings/pantaleimon-the-butterfly-ate-the-pearl-grass-girl

For her fifth offering, Pantaleimon, aka Andria Degens, delivers nine songs of dark, dreamy psychedelia with the help of co-producer and former Bad Seed, Hugo Race.

The Butterfly Ate The Pearl explores the light dancing in the shadows of darkness. Degens’ soothing vocals and uplifting lyrics shine through the music, which, at times, can be solemn and droning, though never outright morose. Fire, forests, flying animals and astral mysticism all play a key role in shaping the stories, providing metaphors for moments that can only be expressed philosophically. In the opening “Ember,” perhaps the most rock-based song on the album, a doubter is called upon to renew their faith and embrace the flame of love, while the title track explores a loss of innocence that could also be traumatizing, and “Morning Star,” a duet of sorts with Will Oldham, describes the confusion of physical and spiritual transformation. “Summer Reigns,” the only instrumental, sees Degens and Oasis‘ live keyboard player, Jay Darlington (who also appears on “Ember”), create a spacey soundscape fit for Hawkwind. When it’s over, there is a sense of completion, that the story has been told in full without leaving anything out.

Though Pantaleimon revels in shadows, her music is never overly goth-y in the cartoon sense. These are songs of truth and beauty that can only be told by one who has learned from experience. Kiss the hand of wisdom…and learn.

The Butterfly Ate The Pearl

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~ SPECIAL OFFERS! DISCOUNTS FOR EVER, FOR EASTER, FOR RECORD STORE DAY ~

 

In the Grass Girl Music Store we have:

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‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ LP Clear Vinyl Edition is now £12 (was £14.99)

‘Under The Water’ Artwork Edition One SIded Vinyl 7″ Single is now £5 (was £7.99)

‘Change My World’ CD is now £5 (was £6.49)

‘Cloudburst’ CD is now £5 (was £6.49)

‘Trees Hold Time’ CD (only 2 left) is now £10 (was £11.99)

‘Mercy Oceans’ CD is now £10 (was £11.99

‘Tall Trees’ CD SIgned Limited Edtion  is now £5 (was £7.99)

‘Pantaleimon Tote Record Bag’ now £5 (was £11.99)

Click here to go to the Grass Girl Music Store

 

In the Bandcamp Store we have:

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The same discounts at the Grass Girl Music Store can be found at the Bandcamp store, plus these little extra’s which are exclusive to Bandcamp:

All 3 digital singles from the last album ‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’: ‘If I (Was)’, ‘If I (Was)’ Sonnet Mix, ‘Ember’ plus The Glow Mix are now free to download or  ‘name your price’ and become an otherworldly patron of Pantaleimon, helping toward the creation of new musics.

‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ LP Clear Vinyl Edition is now £12 (was £15). In celebration of Record Store Day there is a special discount code (type in ‘recordstoreday’ after you click on ‘Buy Now’) valid until Tuesday 22nd April 2014, which will give you the album for £12. At both stores the price will return to £15 from the end of Tuesday 22nd April. Pass this code on for your friends to enjoy the same.

Click here to go to the Bandcamp Store

 

 

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‘If I (Was)’ Sonnet Mix by Olivia Louvel

 

GRASS GIRL MUSIC PROUDLY PRESENTS

~ OLIVIA LOUVEL’S ‘IF I WAS’ SONNET MIX ~

FOR A LIMITED TIME, THIS IS A SPECIAL BANDCAMP EXCLUSIVE.
ONLY AVAILABLE FROM BANDCAMP FROM FRIDAY 25TH APRIL 2014.

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FRONT COVER ARTWORK BY DAVE READING.
PHOTO IMAGE OF ANDRIA DEGENS BY RICHARD HESLOP

Here’s a little bit about Olivia –

Olivia Louvel is a French-born, British composer, producer and performer, crafting electronic songs from laptop and voice.
In 2011, she won the Qwartz Album Award at the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards for “Doll Divider”.
Her innovative and quirky songwriting brought her to recently open for Planningtorock at the earsthetic Festival and The Irrepressibles at the Brighton Dome. In 2010, she supported Recoil (the musical project of former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder) for various concerts on the European “Selected” tour. – WIKIPEDIA

Olivia’s website is here.

 

 

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Interviewed and ‘Listed’

Extended Interview with Wicked Spins Radio

Phillip Bruce from Wicked Spins Radio spoke with me about the new album and other things. Phillip made it such a pleasurable interview to do because of the interesting and inspired questions. Questions that on occasion made me delve deep down.

Read the interview here

 

‘Listed’ Feature in Dusted Magazine

Dusted Magazine asked to do a feature on my ‘Top 10 Most influential Albums’.  I was tripping back in time when I put this little list together on a blustery Sunday afternoon – hope you enjoy reading….here goes my top 10 most influential albums.

And after my last update some of you asked what my Top 5  20th Century Psych Rock albums would be. Well, off the top of my head I would say Love ‘Forever Changes’, 13th Floor Elevators ‘ Easter Everywhere’, Country Joe & The FIsh ‘Electric Music For The Mind And Body’, Hawkwind ‘Space Ritual’, and SIlver Apples ‘SIlver Apples’.

 

Interview with That Music Magazine – Another World: Pantaleimon and the Search for Serenity

When I was in the States, and staying at a hotel on Monterey Bay, I had a chat with Erinn Fortson from That Music Magazine for an interview. We spoke about the album, travel, deep dark caves, the nature of sound and altered states. So hot off the press:  Here’s the interview 

 

I know some of you prefer to buy music via Bandcamp. And as it’s not so obvious on the website, you may not be aware that there’s a Pantaleimon Bandcamp Page. But there is, and it’s here.

As I’ve been writing this, I’ve been listening to Gene Clark’s album ‘No Other’ – the track ‘SIlver Raven’ is probably the most beautiful song ever written.

I do have some exciting news coming up very soon, and all will be revealed next time, when I have more specific details. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm, as it is what encourages me to release my music into the world. Until next time…

Peace. Love.

Andria Degens

 

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WEBSITE

www.pantaleimon.com

NEW ALBUM AND SINGLES

‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ available on CD, LP and download here

‘Ember’ download single with alt. mix here. Video here

‘If (I Was)’ download single here. Video here

 

 

 

 

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