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Thank You Ma'am EP
"Here in the Northern Hemisphere the nights are getting shorter, but you'd never know that from Benno Blome and Pan/Tone's brand new Thank You Ma'am EP, a midnight missive suggestive of a state of mind that's never seen the light of day. Pan/Tone (aka Sheldon Thompson, Sid LeRock, and Shelbono 'Barracuda' del Monte, a shadowy Canadian operative lurking in the darkest corners of Berlin's techno scene, where he masterminds the Cereal/Killers label) is no stranger to Sender, having delivered two massive slabs with his Smoke Signals and Under The Influence EPs; after Sender founder Benno Blome's 2007 appearance on Cereal/Killers, it was only natural that the two would end up collaborating. The results are three powerful tracks combining force and restraint with a wicked imagination. 'Amaaazing' sets the record's tone with an aura of mystery, creeping like a secret agent on muted, methodical beats, as buzzing synths and foggy atmospheres round out the film noir effect. The track pushes forward with huffing breath and the whispered refrain, 'All the time' -- a cameo appearance by the inimitable Big Bully. You'll surely be echoing the track's title in your mind as it reaches its climax with a high-tension build-up of bent tones and haywire harmonics, before sneaking out the back door."