roughly 1 week from the show, here are 2 exquisite live recordings from Pan Sonic:
Live NYC is from 1995 -- the plateauxs and valleys of its 2 long tracks contain the icy minimalism of their early 4/4 techno (completely abandoned shortly after) as it does the scary and beautiful alien sound world of their later abstract noise poetry.
the other recording, simply titled Live, collect 9 pieces of performances from different locations, probably late 90s or early 00s, and is a somewhat well rounded examination of various types of their masterful sound constructions. as is always with Pan Sonic, a dynamic of punishment versus reward is often employed - repetitive and slightly annoying interludes which tests the patience of the listener are invariably followed by revelatory significant passages. a couple of the tracks on this are so awesome they give me the shivers every time: pulsating, rhythmically askew beats, warbling midrange accents, and the ebb and flow of sublime pure overtones growing and vanishing like rays of moonlight pouring into an expanse of dark, cavernous space.
brutal, delicate, powerful, subtle, abrasive, meditative, monolithic, gorgeous, psychoactive and deeply transporting -- these additions to their studio albums will serve the dedicated fan well, and are also good places to start for those not familiar.
both albums are here:
don't forget to RSVP if you want a ticket as it will surely sell out: