The Butterfly Ate The Pearl is the fifth album from English singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Andria Degens, who goes by the moniker Pantaleimon. This is an interesting and riveting collection of soundscapes, melody and other-worldly sounds; melodic, experimental, warm and never abrasive. Her voice is a wonderful mix of gentle, ethereal and seductive and the overall combination is a win.
From the sweet sounds of “Ember”, the opening track to “Elevation Of A Dream” to “If I (Was)”, the flow is consistent; the aural canvas is richly colored and there is a soothing feeling that envelopes the listener. Granted, this is not my usual fare, but I have easily been converted and now look to hear more of Andria Degens’ work.