swimming the surplus (drifting) by Panthalassa: Review
The song “swimming the surplus (drifting)” by Panthalassa begins with a little bit of shaker and a little bit of synth. Following the track, there is a pounding beat drop that ushers in the disco hurricane that the artist has in store for us. Its pace is able to turn into this captivating melody thanks to the synth changes, vocal parts, and some cowbells that, if I’m not incorrect, are included in it. Although there are some shifts in scale and transitions throughout the song, on the whole, it has a really fluid feel to it.
The second beat drop creates space for a more prominent sway, while the bass guitar continues to carry the groove forward as well. It has a bouncy vibe to it with some catchy sequential notes that are played in a certain order. Panthalassa wants the listeners to be captured by an overall disco experience, and this provides some flavor to that overall impression. The song as a whole is a funk roller coaster that you can’t run away from, and once it gets rolling, it will make you dance like there’s no tomorrow till the very end of the night.
Panthalassa is a musician/producer from Liverpool, the UK who operates independently. He is currently making and spinning music in the indie dance, nu-disco, and trip-hop genres. The song’s narrative is on the futile act of delaying at home or at the office by mindlessly perusing the web for hours on end.
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Photo credits: Daniella Brooks
Review by: Damien Reid