Heart Of The Sun is a remix album based on original Pantaleimon material from Andria Degens' 2007 album Mercy Oceans.
The list of remixers ranges from the extremely well known to the downright obscure, but all contributors manage to preserve the essence of the original music to some extent, even if structurally the songs themselves might be radically re-imagined or thoroughly overhauled. Former Wolf Eyes member and present-day stadium rocker Andrew WK kicks off the album with a reworking of 'At Dawn (Vogel)'. In every respect it's a long, long way away from 'Party Hard'.
Staying very much within the parameters of Pantaleimon's droning doom-folk sound, he weaves a blend of ominous synth tones and soft, layered vocals. Next Colin Potter delivers a fresh take on 'The Sun Came Out (Dawn Porous)', sounding all very harmonious and almost Cocteau Twins-like, only for fellow Nurse With Wound contributor Andrew Liles to opt for a slightly more minimal approach on 'All The Birds (Melting Canvas)', resulting in a sparse, very aloof and detached sounding ambience.
Other highlights come from Stephen O'Malley, Fovea Hex, Plinth and CarterTutti, all of whom stay within the parameters established by Pantaleimon's own mixes – two of which ('Today For Shore' and 'Another Day Tomorrow') appear here. Boomkat