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ARTIST
TITLE
Electronic Panorama Orchestra
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
POPSC 001CD POPSC 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/8/2004

"Basically EPO is an open collective of musicians, founded by August Engkilde in 2002. Although the overall sound is based on jazz, EPO expand and extend this aural fundament with irreverent snippets of hiphop, dub, Latin and funk. Subtle electronics determine the tracks' structures: most of the time, it might just be a gentle, almost indiscernible pulse ticking away in the background, swathed in a warm double bass, brass section and guitar. Then again, synthesizer and samples might fight their way to the surface and decide to lead the expedition for a while. Last, but by no means least, there is the voice of Frida Asmussen, leaving no room for uncertainty why Scape had to initiate a pop label just for this project: her characteristic, precisely accentuated vocals rush into wonderful choruses to warm the heart and open the sound. EPO blend elements of different styles and cultures into a cohesive whole, treating all of their influences with the greatest respect. Analogue sound generation and electronic foundation are so tightly entwined that the layers become almost inseparable. Their album manages to sound both timeless and modern, unpredictable and coherent, experimental and down to earth. With great optimism it allows us a glimpse of the productive co-existence of what used to be different."