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 the new Trust EP: another wonderful, singular piece of work. From the title track, with its mournful horns and baritone vocal sample, to the pressing, insistent rhythms of 'Burnt Out Car In A Forest', the tracks on show are complex and intricate, while remaining profoundly human and engaging. It's another showcase of the elements that made his debut album Lucky Shiner wildly acclaimed, while showing a few new tricks that previously remained up his sleeve.
The EP is his first release since the short-run "Mountain / Financial District" 7" that emerged last May, and is set to be followed later this year by his second full-length album. The future looks bright in 2013.