Austin Electronic Duo PANJOMA release 'Sun and Moon' EP & Music Video



With their new EP out now titled 'Sun & Moon,' Panjoma is back with what they feel is their best work ever.


An avant-garde darkwave electro femme-pop DMT-jazz band with a funky edge, Panjoma's sound is as eclectic as their influences - love, philosophy, and psychedelics.


"The 'Sun and Moon' single, which drives the dreamy vibe behind the whole EP, is all about how the Sun and Moon are forever following each other forever longing to be next to each other, but forever being unable to be together. The theme transitions into dreams, where anything is possible," says Mary Panjoma.

Formed in 2006, core members Mary Panjoma (vocals, keyboard, production) and Patrik Nilsson (bass, drum machines, samplers, production) quickly hit it off upon meeting, resulting in a marriage and the birth of Panjoma. Despite their subsequent divorce, Pat and Mary remain committed to their shared musical quest.


The 'Sun and Moon' EP is Panjoma's first release in eight years, following 2014's 'Personacide' album and 2012's 'Panjoma' albumin 2012. These were preceded by the singles 'Death Mantra' and 'Transmit Invocation', both with videos created by two-time Latin Grammy Award recipient Paul Beck, known for his work with David Byrne, The Calm Blue Sea, and feature films 'Waking Life' and 'A Scanner Darkly'.


Panjoma combines electronic sound elements with conventional instruments, which they often use in unconventional ways, such as filtered pianos or e-bows on bass, producing their unique sound using a vast array of drum machines, samplers, keyboards, software programs, and synthesizers.


Panjoma have also had their fair share of adventures in the realms of film, art, soundtracks and sync licensing, having scored the soundtrack for the independent horror film 'Psympatico' and been featured in the soundtracks for multiple documentaries, including 'American Drug War' and 'How Weed Won The West'.


Red Bull licensed Panjoma's music for the TV show '10 minutes to the Sky' and their music has also been licensed by Tokyo Milk Cosmetics and for the beta video game trailer for 'Otherland'.


Panjoma's studio and live performance members (past and present) include Ricardo Acevedo (Lost Cat Magnet, O’Clock), Ritchard Napierkowski (The Nimbus, Ritchual, Adoration Destroyed), John Ousely (Construction Paper Records, Cosmic Pets), Richard Evans (Rivers Want) and Chris Alvarez (Saul Williams, John Spencer Blues Explosion).


'Sun and Moon' and 'Free' are out now across digital platforms, including Spotify, Beatport and Apple Music. The 'Sun and Moon' EP was released on February 26 and can be ordered directly from the artist via Bandcamp.


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TRACK LIST


1. Sun and Moon (Dawn)

2. Sun and Moon

3. Sun and Moon (Dusk)

4. Free

5. Like Thunder

6. Bleeding Sun



CREDITS


Performed and recorded by Mary Panjoma and Patrik Nilsson

Mastered by Ritchard Napierkowski

Cover artwork by Joseph Salazar


Live photos by Ismael Quintanilla III. Other photos by Ricardo Acevedo.

Tracks 1, 3, 4 written by Mary Panjoma

Track 2 by Mary Panjoma, Patrik Nilsson, Ritchard Napierkowski


Track 5 by Mary Panjoma, Ricardo Acevedo

Track 6 by Patrik Nilsson, Mary Panjoma

'Sun and Moon' cinematography & filming by James D. Brimble and Bill Lanier


Edited by Mary Panjoma. Animation by Gabriel Phoenix

'Free' cinematography & filming by Daniel Doggett

Both videos written & directed by Mary Panjoma


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