Following his immensely successful Half Of Where You Live LP on Ghostly International and a worldwide tour, Derwin Schlecker (a.k.a Gold Panda) and photographer Laura Lewis traveled to Japan with the intention of creating a sight and sound documentary. During their travels, Derwin had a sudden epiphany when a cabdriver in Hiroshima uttered the phrase "good luck and do your best" when dropping the pair off. The cabdrivers well wishes had given him a jumping off point for his music and set off a motion of events that inspired this internationally celebrated artist to create this warm, colorful, and highly anticipated release.
“You don’t control the music you make. The tracks need to reveal themselves. Personally I don’t think I can choose to make it how I want. I achieved a… piece. The tracks aren’t popping out against each other. It’s a record.” - Gold Panda
In addition to sharing this wonderful news with the world, Gold Panda has released a music video for the LP cut "Time Eater" which can be watched in the player above. The video for “Time Eater” was created by one of Gold Panda’s long time collaborators, Ronni Shendar. The Israeli visual artist and curator recorded the footage in NYC, Berlin, Cologne Hong Kong and Las Vegas. Previously Ronni has toured with Gold Panda creating live visuals, as well as the videos for previous releases “Snow & Taxis” and “Marriage.”
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