MAGIC PANDA returns to KNOPJE.
Cloud Fforest is the new four track EP from electronic producer Jamie Robson aka Magic Panda. Previous work has been remixed by Max Cooper (topping the Beatport charts) and played by Tom Ravenscroft, Laurent Garnier and Hernan Cattaneo. He has supported Portico Quartet, Luke Abbott and Mount Kimbie, as well as playing his own headline shows in the UK, France, Spain and The Netherlands.
Marking a return from a 3 year hiatus, Cloud FForest EP is a collection of epic, expansive tracks, at times brooding and contemplative and at others propulsive and energetic. Magic Panda weaves synths, choirs, pads, bells and textures to create ethereal, otherworldy soundscapes laden with majestic, rousing melodies.
Magic Panda assimilates a wide range of in uences, from the delicate ‘plinkerpop’ of Morr Music’s Herrmann and Kleine, through the sonic experimentation of Border Community to the more cinematic progressive soundscapes of GYBE, Mono, MBV and Sigur Ros. Magic Panda’s sound exists in the peripheries of a range of sub genres spanning techno, progressive house, shoe-gaze, post-rock, electronica and ambient.
Jamie has released and performed as Magic Panda since 2011 and has had several releases on Kid606’s Tigerbeat6 as well as Knopje, Silenced and Maripoza. He is currently putting the nal touches to a new live set to showcase his latest work.
Knopje is a Nijmegen NL based independent record label and events organiser focussing on pioneering and unpredictable electronic music. The label has grown considerably since its inception and continues to develop its reputation for its releases and club nights.
RIFYL – Christian Lo er, Rone, Hermann and Klein, Ricardo Tobar, Luke Abbott, Max Cooper, Vessels, Tycho, Nathan Fake, Isan, Jon Hopkins, Clarke, My Bloody Valentine, Blanck Mass.
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
‘A near perfect debut album’ – Faze Magazin ‘An album both exciting and enduring’ – Igloo Mag ‘Shimmering and dark, austere and emotive, organic and digitalized – it’s those kinds of sonic contradictions
that make it so enjoyable to listen to’ – xlr8r.
‘Magic Panda set an incredibly high benchmark with epic tracks that combined glitchy melodies, piano lines
and bass that you could drown in’ – Bearded Magazine
‘I’m a fan of his music, he’s been releasing some great stu over the last couple of years’ – Max Cooper
‘Ascending keys, ethereal and beautiful composition, elevating synths, resonating synths, multiple and harmoniously layered synths…inspired stuff for nice people who want to be reminded the world is beautiful’ – Cyclic Defrost