Panda Bear & Sonic Boom / Reset
Album:Reset Collection:General
Artist:Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Added:Jan 2023
Label:Domino Recording Company 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2023-01-20 Pull Date:2023-03-24 
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Recent Airplay
1.Apr 13, 2023:Hanging In The Boneyard
Edge Of The Edge
4.Mar 29, 2023:Magnetized Toner
Go On
2.Apr 06, 2023:Run-Away Radio
5.Mar 24, 2023:KZSU Time Traveler
Edge Of The Edge
3.Mar 30, 2023:Run-Away Radio
Danger, Gettin’ To The Point
6.Mar 17, 2023:KZSU Time Traveler
Edge Of The Edge

Album Review
DJ Stace
Reviewed 2023-01-08 
Album / Artist: RESET / Panda Bear & Sonic Boom

Label: Domino Recording Company

Release Date: August 12, 2022
Review Date: 1/8/2023
Reviewer: DJ Stace

General Comments / Reviews:

A glorious playful ode to Brian Wilson.

Release Notes:

Reset is an album by Panda Bear and Sonic Boom (the respective stage names of Noah Lennox and Peter Kember). It marks the duo’s first collaborative album; Kember had previously co-produced Lennox’s Tomboy (2011) and Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (2015).

FCCs: None

RIYL: Panda Bear, Animal Collective, Brian Wilson & his Beach Boys

Play: All, Favs Rated with up to *****


1. ***** Gettin’ To The Point 2:30 - Joyous, uptempo flamenco-guitar driven Beach Boys song, seemingly created by a generative AI.
2. Go On 4:46 - Robotic, spaceship pop. Layers of harmony with 80’s arcade battle soundbeds.
3. *** Everyday 3:52 - Low-toned, repetitive, midtempo, snappy, strumming and buzzy, and somehow also light and uplifting.
4. **** Edge Of The Edge 4:48 - Another heavenly 4-part harmony-layered midtempo Brian Wilson song that Brian Wilson never wrote.
5. *** In My Body - 3:51 - Slow, psych-tape-loop beauty. Bass and vocals are dominant.
6. *** Whirlpool 5:01 - Midtempo droning trance dancer with light harmonic interludes.
7. ***** Danger 5:38 - Another mid-tempo bright guitar-centric harmonic layer cake.
8. **** Livin’ In The After 2:54 - 70’s Movie Soundtrack Bossa Nova rhythms, more layers of harmony, castanets & strings.
9. *** Everything’s Been Leading To This 5:08 - Video game theme music intro gives way to everything but the kitchen sink… Jingle bells, harmonies, space invaders synths all crescendoing and then ending in a long fade.

Track Listing
1.Gettin’ To The Point 5.In My Body
2.Go On 6.Whirlpool
3.Everyday 7.Danger
4.Edge Of The Edge 8.Livin’ In The After
 9.Everything’s Been Leading To This