Debut Album Bartellow - 'Panokorama' out on ESP Institute

Debut Album Bartellow – ‘Panokorama’ out on ESP Institute

Very glad that my debut album is out! On one of the most wonderful and prolific labels ever, the L.A.-based ESP Institute, run by none other than Andrew Hogge aka Lovefingers. Blessings to you bro!

Presstext:Bartellow has long been associated with the ESP Institute though Tambien, a trio formed alongside Bavarian cohorts Marvin and Valentino, who have released seminal dancefloor material over recent years. With his debut album Panokorama, we are invited into a completely different world of Bartellow’s creation—a place where influences become a melting pot of mood, nuance and texture, and where instrumentation is abstracted from a variety of cultures, including those that exist solely within his imagination. Bartellow has found a way to merge Primitivism with Retrofuturism, identifying their point of intersection and reveling in their union across ten songs. While his academic background as a Jazz musician certainly informs both his progressive approach to composition and non-linear production, it is his obsession with electronics and synthesis that shape his current musical climate. The title Panokorama stems from Bartellow’s visualization of the album, a surreal landscape with a foreign presence centrally embedded, a “panorama” punctuated by a “ko”—although a hybrid word that reads as nonsense, it somehow feels and sounds just right.


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TRACKS — Sala Sensi, Clypp, W.C.R., Shufflington, EX%, Amnesia, Operator In Excelsis, Saba, Notion, Panokorama

FORMAT — 2xVinyl/Digital Album

VINYL RELEASE — March 24, 2017

STREAMING — April 9, 2017