We've not done a compilation since Ample back in 2017 - that was probably our first major release. Between then and now the idea of doing a compilation hadn't quite pushed Panel to what we wanted it to be. We'd get these incredible tracks in, and try to weave them into wider more considered projects, but this idea of an interconnected compilation never came together. Other projects - Anamnesis, Settle, Reprezent, etc - took priority. Then, just as the pieces for a compilation came together, COVID happened. And with it, a narrative and purpose for Inside Hour was created.
We know the NHS isn't a charity, nor should it be treated as such. Rather than public fundraising be treated as the norm, it should be able to rely on state responsibility. But this situation is incredibly difficult for many people, and we all have friends and family working the frontlines. As everything continues to unfold, we've been extremely lucky to have this project to escape to, allowing us to help keep ourselves and everyone associated creatively occupied. As such, for creating this space that has given us this privilege of escapism, we will be donating all the proceeds from this release to the NHS (and avoid Virgin Giving).
This compilation hopes to be an outlet, a light and an escapism for all of you through this period, just as it has been for all of us. But we also think it signifies the togetherness we hope everyone's been experiencing in recent months.
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This has been on repeat since release. I just love every single track so much. Such a powerful and well put together work of art.
My favorite release of the year, i’m calling it to be in the top 5 of the whole year already. golddose
The two sides to producer Steve White’s music—futurism and soulfulness—sit more comfortably together than ever before on his latest album as Steve Spacek, which balances boundary-testing sonics with earnest, heart-on-sleeve lyrics. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 11, 2018