Pan American: Quiet City
Pan American: Quiet City
Artist Pan American
Album Quiet City
Label Kranky Records
Released 6/21/2004
Quiet City is the fourth album from Mark Nelson's Pan American project and combines the computer-centric approach of The River Made No Sound with the organic instrumentation that marked Nelson's work in Labradford and the first two Pan American albums. Three of the eight tracks were recorded with Charles Kim (Sinister Luck Ensemble) and feature upright bass, drums, trumpet and flugelhorn.  Nelson even sings a bit.  The rippling electronics and muffled beats of the first three Pan American albums are still there; distended into elegiac, resonant, wavering, and ambient song craft.