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.



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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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