Big China & Little Trouble - “Lo-Panning” (Magic Bullet Records 2011)
I’m not gonna lie to you my faithful readers, I bought this strictly because of the name and cover art. If you don’t know, the band’s name is a reference to the classic John Carpenter action/kung-fu/comedy masterpiece Big Trouble In Little China. If you haven’t ever seen this movie, kindly turn off the internet and go watch it somehow.
Back? Good. That was the best movie ever was it not? You can thank me later, onto the review.
I would feel pretty bad for any normal schmuck who bought this for the same reasons I did, because if you weren’t into weird music you would hate this. As we all know by now, the weirder the better with me. ”Lo-Panning” other than being another great reference and audio pun, is a spacial, glacial, drone epic that takes place over the two sides of this record. Basically this a repetitive super slowly changing piece comprised of guitars ringing out, analog sequencers (I think), and low end synths, that combined create a wispy, windy epic. Not for those with short attention spans, and/or posers. Mostly not for posers. I hate posers. Bye.