Yes To Fear, Yes To Desire is the second album from Panoptique Electrical AKA Jason Sweeney (Pretty Boy Crossover, Mist & Sea). It follows on from 2008’s Let The Darkness At You, an album which garnered significant critical praise and has become one of Sensory Projects’ best selling releases outside of Australia.
Celebrating the release of the new album, PANOPTIQUE ELECTRICAL will perform across Australia in August 2009, supported by the Sound Travellers initiative.
ADELAIDE – Friday 7 Aug 2009
ELECTRONIC MUSIC UNIT – EMU SPACE
5th Floor, Schulz Building
(Enter Scott Theatre foyer lifts)
$10 – 8:00PM
MT GAMBIER – Sunday 9 Aug 2009
Ferrers Street, Rear Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Free – 3:00PM
MELBOURNE – Thursday 13 Aug 2009
THE JOHN CURTIN HOTEL
29 Lygon Street, Carlton
– with White Woods, Great Earthquake, Zoë Barry (solo) and DJ Hunch.
$12 – 8:00PM
CANBERRA – Wednesday 19 Aug 2009
FRONT GALLERY & CAFÉ
1-2 Wattle Street, Lyneham
– with Tristan Louth-Robins (solo), Zoë Barry (solo).
$10 – 8:00PM
SYDNEY – Sunday 23 Aug 2009
DON’T LOOK GALLERY
419 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill
– with Catfingers (Ashley Scott)
$10 – 6:00PM
Yes To Fear, Yes To Desire is released August 8 through Sensory Projects, distributed by Inertia.
Find Panoptique Electrical live in 2009 and you will experience the extension in the line-up, coming via the addition of Zoë Barry (cello – Ladykillers, Hope Diamond) and Jed Palmer (guitar – Bergerac, Mist & Sea, Hope Diamond), and Tristan Louth-Robins (laptoptronica – aka Red_Robin). The results are expansive depth of sound, the combination of guitar drones, Zoë’s exquisite cello work, and nuances and tones from Louth-Robins, recalling early 4ad outfits The Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil and their mesmeric recorded works.
Reviews of Let The Darkness At You:
‘..evokes feelings, an emotional response from me that gives me pleasure. What more can you ask from an album?’ NORMAN RECORDS (UK)
‘This is experiential music, tightly crafted, gentle, warm and beautiful. It’s experimental ambient music, the kind of music that elevates the listener and changes everything for the better.’ Bob Baker Fish – INPRESS
‘..something to withdraw into when one thinks of stretching grey coastlines and the clouds of clumber.’ Lawson Fletcher – BEAT
“As a collection Let The Darkness At You succeeds due to it’s emotional connection, hinting at darker urges than previous works whilst proving a strong touch at modern composition and usage of electronic instrumentation.”
Andrew Tuttle – CYCLIC DEFROST
“Consumed in its lightness, “Let The Darkness At You” stands aside from commercial music – It makes you appreciate the work of slow and continuous magma sounds, generated with the blessing of lovers of divergent experiences.” Kronik.com (IT)
This tour is financially assisted by the Sound Travellers initiative.