Gold Panda - "Time Eater" (Singles Going Steady)
"Time Eater" is a slow-motion collapse concocted out of Eastern strings, hisses of ambience, and churning electronic percussion.
Emmanuel Elone: "Time Eater" is the perfect balance between relaxing and upbeat. From the start, it comes out of the gate full-throttle, smoothly transitioning between beats throughout its five minute runtime. It's such a beautiful and passionate song, with enough twists and turns to maintain interest. Gold Panda did a great job on this one, and hopefully will continue with this sound on their full-length album in May. [8/10]
Pryor Stroud: "Time Eater" plants your feet in the middle of a suspension bridge, faced with the enormity of an open sea and exposed to an ice-cold breeze. Then the bridge's cables begin to break, one after the other, but very slowly, giving you time to react to the snap-and-release of each individual cable as it devolves from an indispensable architectural component to litter strewn about the water below. It's a slow-motion collapse concocted out of Eastern strings, hisses of ambience, and churning electronic percussion, but you're too preoccupied with the beauty of the chaos to care about the fall ahead. [7/10]
Chad Miller: Feels calming yet confrontational at the same time which grants the track a really nice juxtaposition. It moves into a more traditional sound twice in the piece, helping add an effective sense of variety. [8/10]
Chris Ingalls: Nice, warm sounding beats, and that creepy toy piano sound gives it an eerie horror film quality. Overall, an interesting mix of sounds. It hums along quite nicely, but seems a bit forgettable after it’s all over. [6/10]