Pan-American / A Son
Album: A Son   Collection:General
Artist:Pan-American   Added:Feb 2020

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-02-12 Pull Date: 2020-06-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 23 Feb 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 05, 2021: Stranded at Settembrini's (rebroadcast from Jul 22, 2021)
Memphis Helena
4. Dec 10, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
2. Jul 22, 2021: Stranded at Settembrini's
Memphis Helena
5. Apr 23, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
Dark Birds, Empty Fields
3. Feb 25, 2021: Stranded at Settembrini's (Rerun)
6. Mar 14, 2020: Music Casserole
Memphis Helena

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2020-02-12
The first solo LP in six years from Mark Nelson (Labradford, Anjou) moves away from abstract soundscapes and toward warm, loose songs. Mostly very soft, with some spoken baritone vocals. Lots of gorgeous electric guitars, droning textures, and hammered dulcimer. Subtle and beautiful. RIYL Zelienople, Scott Tuma, Loren Connors. Favorites: 2, 5, 6, 9. No FCCs detected.

1. (1:45)—Instrumental. Very slow hammer dulcimer.
2. *(7:34)—Slow, bucolic minor-key guitar. Very gradual build, melancholy, low-lit. "I'm away from home, I'm away from home."
3. (3:39)—Instrumental. Gentle glitch textures, metronome beat, watery slow solo guitar.
4. (3:33)—Mid-tempo, unexpectedly upbeat for this context, but still misty in feel.
5. *(2:51)—Instrumental. Chimes, soothing descending guitar loop.
6. *(6:54)—Slow fifties ballad guitar through a Twin Peaks haze, echoing vocals. Melancholy but hopeful.
7. (4:56)—Busier and noisier, with lumbering Neil Young soloing and glitch textures.
8. (2:31)—Instrumental. More hammer dulcimer, more active than track 1.
9. *(6:32)—Instrumental. Very loose Shenandoah cover, dedicated to Heather Heyer. Slow and gentle, serene and unguardedly emotive, strong Scott Tuma feel.

Track Listing
1. Ivory Joe Hunter, Little Walter   5. Dark Birds, Empty Fields
2. Memphis Helena   6. Drunk Father
3. Sleepwalk Guitars   7. Muriel Spark
4. Brewthru   8. Keep Quiet
  9. Shenandoah