Written by: Mike Dimitriou
Experimental electronic music lovers, please gather close and let me introduce you to the New York-based electronic collective Pas Musique which released their new album The Phoenix via the Alrealon Musique label on March 1st.
The album presents a diverse palette of experimental music with numerous hints of psychedelic sonic kaleidoscopes that are cleverly placed inside of a Krautrock vessel. The Phoenix is a fabulous musical trip incorporating field recordings, electronic grooves and dreamy soundscapes.
Founded by Robert L. Pepper in 1995, Pas Musique initially emerged from Brooklyn as a solo project centered around abstract sound. Since then it has developed into a collective that has gone through many iterations, but today they remain a four-piece consisting of Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn and Pepper.
The band is a a successful touring entity, having performed in 18 countries and all throughout the United States. In fact, The Phoenix LP was developed during the Pas Musique 2016 Indonesian tour and their 2017 European tour, with these journeys plainly imprinted on their new album which includes sonic adventures in seven parts. Each track is a different and utterly complete musical trek through the vast matter of sounds and music.
“Ancient Culture In A Warp Drive” features high quality urban electronic musings that takes freewheeling psychedelic liberties. It’s riveting and arresting work.
Keep Up with Pas Musique
YouTube (where you may watch some of their live performances too)