Pan Daijing – Jade 玉观音 (PAN, LP/digital)

Pan Daijing is an exceptional composer in every sense of the word, and thus each of her releases and each of her performances and exhibitions are full of surprises. After the murky industrial on Sex & Disease and the operetta-like pieces on Lack 惊蛰, her third album Jade 玉观音 represents another change of course, but also a kind of synthesis of the two previous works. Sharp-edged electronic rhythms, brittle drones and noise as well as sometimes distanced, sometimes theatrical interventions in the form of vocal performances come together to form a claustrophobic whole.