The third ANTE release from Belgian Ante-Rasa label comes courtesy of Serbian discovery pann+onn. The Balkan area has been geopolitically unstable for many decades, or arguably since as fas as the Middle Ages. This can be heard and felt in the music of pann+onn. His music depicts
worn down industries causing pollution, tension and urban decay.
Opening track on this EP 'Danube Holds Secrets' must be inspired by the river that plays a central role in connecting the Balkan area with Western Europe. This track is ever flowing, forever changing yet remaining within a concept (cf. Heraklitos) and holding its mystery inside through shimmering noises.
Those shimmering noises and rattling sounds also play their role in 'Landscapes of Fire’. All very well controlled by the gait of the tribal kick drum.
'Arranger From Shadows' sounds like a cog under pressure through it's rattling sounds supported by an ambient drone resulting in 5 minutes of grasping for air.
'Black Heart’ sounds like a modern take on EBM and industrial tracks with its metallic percussion.