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Film, Music, Original Sounds, Video

Watch "Awake" by Electrolift Creative (music by Panda Sanchez)

May 27, 2013

My musical doppelganger, Panda Sanchez, was especially thrilled to receive a ping from filmmaker Matthew Taylor, co-founder of Electrolift Creative, a premier media and video consulting firm located in Washington D.C.

Embedded is a Vimeo link to a short film he directed titled, Awake, featuring the excerpt of a “sound-collage” I recorded in 2007 dubbed “Crows Perched On Parking Meters“. Continue Reading…

Original Sounds

Every Night They Sleep In Empty Sanctuaries

September 6, 2012

Here is a depressing morsel I dug up from the summer 2007 Panda Sanchez back-catalog section of a store that metaphorically resembles the iconic record shop in High Fidelity.  Caveat:  It moves like molasses and finds an inebriated version of me on vocals; a friend’s borrowed steel-string Washburn (thanks Vanessa); a condenser mic; a MicroKorg; the moody aftermath of David Fincher’s Zodiac; and GarageBand.  So … yes … if left up to my own devices, I get totally emo (at least circa 2007).

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Music News, Original Sounds

Panda Sanchez; Gracias, Pero No Gracias; and Tigertronic to play @ DC9 Tomorrow Night

August 14, 2012
In Harsh Light

Hello Party People,

Panda Sanchez @ The Velvet Lounge in NW DC (July 25th)

In Harsh Light editor Richard Sanchez here.  Bandmate Tayne Kim and I (a.k.a., Panda Sanchez) are playing at DC9 tomorrow night in NW DC.  Doors open at 8PM.  The Panda takes the limelight at 8:30 PM, opening for Tigertronic (9:30 PM) and headliners Gracias, Pero No Gracias (10:30).

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Music, Music News, Original Sounds

Shameless Self-Promo: "2012 Pop Robot (Summer Mix)" by Panda Sanchez

May 22, 2012

As some of our readers may know, Panda Sanchez is the budding music project of In Harsh Light editor Richard Sanchez and writer/musician Tayne Kim. We’ve been hard at work crafting our dilettante, freshman EP to accompany our nosedive into DC’s live performance scene (see below for show dates). In particular, we’re opening for the up-and-coming metal/post-punk band Gracias, Pero No Gracias at the Velvet Lounge in DC on July 25th, 2012.  Wish us luck — and, if God willing, attend, kick back with a beer (or five), and enjoy some local indie music.

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Fiction, Original Art, Original Sounds

Panda Sanchez // 2012, Pop Robot (Future Remix)

January 4, 2012

Alex, the cyborg, woke up one morning feeling like himself again.  In fact, he felt vaguely … aware.

But there was a price.  With germinal sentience came that rushing tsunami of pain, misery, melancholy.  That is, matters of the psyche those of us carrying the weight of flesh and blood spent decades easing into.  Alex, on the other hand, wasn’t granted such a luxury.  Knowledge came first — and that was the burden he carried.

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Original Art, Original Sounds

Panda Sanchez // Second Draft

December 15, 2011

Recorded in 2005 via GarageBand (I cowered from Logic Pro back then); an artillery of found-sound objects from my bedroom; a power drill (yeah, I said that); a glockenspiel; software drums; a shortwave radio; audio plug-ins; sampled audio from a random soccer game on TV; cryptic lyrics arguably attached to the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short (aka, the Black Dahlia); and weird noises from my old 90s-era Squire (R.I.P.).