The Word On... Lucky shiner, Gold Panda

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"This is an album full of interesting sounds, from unusual cut up vocal samples to clanging percusssion or atmospheric synths. Whilst it draws from a long lineage of various dance music sub-genres, the intelligence and patience with which it has been constructed make sure that Gold Panda stands out as a talent with tremendous potential."

"A few tracks (including the flickering, catchy "You," softly shimmering "Snow & Taxis," and patiently intense "Same Dream China") hold the attention, but most take a long time to go nowhere. The album feels like a nil-nil tie in soccer: lots of interesting parts, but ultimately lacking payoff."

"Shifting, shimmering mini-scores wracked with emotional subtlety and unexpected warmth."