CONSOLE – Pan Or Ama

CONSOLE - Pan Or Ama
CONSOLE - Pan Or Ama

Pan or Ama - Console

Format: CD

DB144CD | Indigo 86849-2

Tracklisting CD/LP:
01. Tunnelvision
02. Trainset
03. TheTonic
04. Darkroom
05. Display
06. DavyJonesLocker
08. Slowmotion
09. Ladybug

“Pan or ama”, the debut album of Console, published on Payola, was released long time before “Rocket In The Pocket” with the superhit “14 Zero Zero”, which had great results not only in the Indie-Charts, it also climbed our private Top-Ten. The rest is history, Martin Gretschmann, the lone operator behind Console, who sometimes lockes up a whole band behind his project, paced through many ups and precious few downs of pop-star-ism, he released five great albums … now it´s impossible to imagine the world of electronic song without him! But “Pan or ama”, of which only 1000 copies where pressed, got almost forgotten. Although this record goes right into the heart.

“Pan or ama” touches deep. An impressed record, tracks with beats which became songs after they got in touch with soft melody. Contemplative, but not tangent, far from it! The seventh track finally, without a name, breaks into a emotion-landscape as before only “Radio 4” by Public Image Ltd., on the “Second Edition” the re-release of “Metal Box”,that’s with its softness like a monolith, and on the end, with all the noise, stronger and heftier as that. You could easily put the theory that beauty begins, where irony, denial and mind get together. Well, eight years later, this record, which circles around this centre, did not loose his beauty at all.

This record is not only material for explorers, who want to find out, where this, that, our Console comes from, but also a musical melodrama for people, who not only have feelings, they have to afford them. This is cogent. Beautiful. Very very beautiful!
(Text by Jörg Sundermeier)