Heart of The Sun
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Pantaleimon — Heart of The Sun
Release date : Jun. 30, 2008
Label : Grass Girl Music, Durtro Jnana
  1. At Dawn (Vogel)
  2. The Sun Came Out (Dawn Porous)
  3. Under The Water (Iridescence)
  4. All The Birds (Melting Canvas)
  5. Today For Shore
  6. Storm And Thunder (Toxoplasmosis)
  7. Bourne (Somnialescent)
  8. Even If Love (Eclipse)
  9. Raw Heart (Cloisters)
  10. Heart Of The Sun (Shimmering)
  11. We Love (Pink Light Mix)
  12. High Star (Celestial Voices)
  13. I Am (Solar Dust)
  14. Another Day Tomorrow

The whole thing started when Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex) asked if she could remix ‘Under The Water’. Of course, I said yes. When she came back with such remarkable music, and casually mentioned, “Oh, why don’t you ask a couple of other pals to do remixes? it gave me the idea for this album.

It is not simply a remix album, but a collaborative project. I chose friends whom I also admired as artists and who inhabit a creative space that are connected in some way and on some level to me and to each other. I gave away my ‘babies’ to go out to play with the likes of Andrew W.K., Stephen O’Malley, Lilium, CarterTutti, Colin Potter, Andrew Liles, The Bricoleur, Plinth, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (Larsen) and of course Fovea Hex. Even though I had an inkling that the mixes would fit together as one coherent whole, I had no idea just how much they would complement one another.

There are also some previously unreleased tracks including a cover of Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s ‘Even If Love’, which didn’t quite make it on Mercy Oceans for aural reasons. However, this cover version has been gently manipulated and star-mangled by Susan Stenger (Band Of Susans).

Another of the unreleased tracks is our first collaboration with the group Strings Of Consciousness. They wished to remix one of the songs from Mercy Oceans. I had no more songs left from the album so we created a new song just for this record. I am very happy to have them join us for the ride…”

– ANDRIA DEGENS/Pantaleimon

‘Heart of the Sun’ comes in a jewel case with artwork by Beth Carter, photography by Yolanda Reeves, artwork by Andria Degens and full handwritten liner notes.