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Panda Transport Releases Plush Mechanique, Including 'Transmission'

September 23, 2009 | By musicdish

Panda Transport is set to make a big splash in the US this fall, releasing "Plush Mechanique", their latest LP with a new distribution deal with IODA. With the single "Transmission" already featured on Grey's Anatomy, it's just a matter of time before Panda Transport rises to prominence. After seeing success in Europe with multiple hit songs, glowing reviews and prominent placements on television, Panda Transport is pushing into the American market with "Plush Mechanique" and a new EP, "Monorail", to be released this fall.

"Wondrous music!!!!!! They were so good, so sweet, so darn good! I'm still smiling...really." -NME

"Plush Mechanique" defines the Panda Transport sound - a melange of electronic and natural instrumentation utilizing vocal harmonies, theremin, flute, vocoder, wooden and wired guitars, handmade percussion, synths and a trolley full of toys and light! A bit more natural sunlight than well- placed studio lighting; it is human music for human people.

Panda Transport was conceived in September of 2006 by Kathy Compton and Thierry Holweck. After meeting and becoming friends via the Information Super Highway, pen pal style, they began work in earnest to record material for the debut album, "Plush Mechanique".

Kathy wanted to be a pussycat, a witch, or an astronaut; Thierry, alone in a boat or a shepherd in the Alps. She became a chanteuse and writer of jazz and pop; he, a punk electro-experimental musician and virtual faders master. They are polar opposites drawn together by their shared desire to explore the unknown. Their meeting was a twist of fate; their musical creation is a twist of cultures, experiences, influences and personalities.

A by-product of the global village, Panda Transport creates music where jazz phrasing, coupled with engaging melodies is set within a soundscape of harmony and fleeting sounds; astral lounge. Their passion for Voyaging remains central to their bi-continental lifestyle, most compositions being created on the road in Europe or The States, in yurts and ancient silk factories, utilizing a dilapidated laptop with its organs busting out.

Be on the lookout for Panda Transport's new EP "Monorail" this fall, as well as upcoming tour dates in the US!

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