PAN readies its first compilation album mono no aware

PAN compilation album

The label compilation is a collection of unreleased ambient tracks from PAN artists old and new

Berlin-based experimental label PAN have announced that they will be releasing their first compilation, entitled mono no aware (もののあわれ).

The 16-track, double LP will feature unreleased ambient tracks from existing and new PAN artists, including Jeff Witscher, Helm, TCF, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Pan Daijing, HVAD, Kareem Lotfy, ADR, Mya Gomez, Sky H1, James K, Oli XL, Flora Yin-Wong, Malibu, AYYA and PAN label head Bill Kouligas.

According to press materials, the title also translates as ‘an empathy toward things’, or ‘a sensitivity to ephemera’, further elaborating:

“A term for the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things. A meditation on mortality and life’s transience, ephemerality heightens the appreciation of beauty and sensitivity to their passing. In investigating the passing of time, the boundaries between memory and hallucination become blurred; between fiction and reality. The movement of time transforms into an eternal present.”

The album is due for release on 17 March, and is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker, featuring photography by Molly Matalon and design by Bill Kouligas. Check the tracklist, below.


A1. Kareem Lotfy – Fr3sh (03:52)
A2. Malibu – Held (06:22)
A3. Yves Tumor – Limerence (05:29)
A4. HELM – Eliminator (03:27)
B1. ADR – Open Invitation (04:49)
B2. AYYA – Second Mistake (07:16)
B3. Flora Yin-Wong – Lugere (02:47)
B4. Mya Gomez – justforu (05:31)
C1. Bill Kouligas – VXOMEG (03:36)
C2. Jeff Witscher – ok, American Medium (06:19)
C3. TCF – C6 81 56 28 09 34 31 D2 F9 9C D6 BD 92 ED FC 6F 6C A9 D4 88 95 8C 53 B4 55 DF 38 C4 AB E7 72 13 (03:43) 
C4. James K feat. Eve Essex – Stretch Deep (04:20)
D1. SKY H1 – Huit (03:51)
D2. M.E.S.H. – Exasthrus (Pane) (03:44)
D3. Oli XL – Heretic (04:17)
D4. HVAD & Pan Daijing – Zhao Hua (06:47)