- Standard weight clear vinyl, limited to 1,200 units worldwide
- 7" jacket with spine features front cover art by Andy Gilmore, with type and layout by Michael Cina
- Digital download of tracks available exclusively through The Ghostly Store and Gold Panda
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As an artist who's never felt the need to try and find his place, or even give the notion of attempting to fit in credence, Gold Panda returns with another wonderfully singular piece of work titled Mountain / Financial District. It's a comeback that he describes as a "short story," hinting at something in the future that, even he confesses, could twist in a completely different direction to the two tracks here – of which Derwin describes as "modern hip-hop." He adds, "the 808 snares on 'Mountain' are a nod to Noah "40" Shebib and some-time Drake collaborators, Boi-1da. "Financial District," at 125 bpm is, I guess, an accelerated version of that."
Reflective of Gold Panda's increased time travelling the globe and jumping from place to place, "Mountain" and "Financial District" most definitely sit apart from each other in different atmospheres. "Mountain," the slightly warmer of the two, with it's huge reverberating percussive sound cocooning a myriad of skittering, pirouetting samples. "Financial District" meanwhile revolves around off-kilter drones that play off one another before being hoisted up by the return of that resolute rhythm. The track titles, Derwin explains, indirectly came about after a discussion with Brainfeeder artist Matthewdavid, who told him he needed better names for the tracks.
"Listening to "Mountain" again on a trip to Japan over New Year's, we flew directly over Mt. Fuji and it seemed to just fit what I was seeing out of the window. "Financial District" was just the opposite of the vast expanse of the mountain I guess. Crowded, synthetic and shiny… repetitive – and of course both can erupt at any time."