Panik Lever

Panik LeverPanik Lever is the name of the music/audio project I started in 2011. Given that I don’t really know much about music theory and haven’t played an instrument in years, I hesitate to really classify this as music, per se. It is what it is.

From Panik Lever’s Last.fm page:
“Panik Lever is an experimental music project. Inspired by diverse movements — including ambient, trip-hop, and dark industrial music; surrealism; outsider art; and low-budget films of the 20th century — Panik Lever blends audio samples with bizarre soundscapes to produce a unique, original sound.”

Most albums are available for free download from SoundCloud.


 

Dark Archive coverDark Archive

Released: 2012

In a groundbreaking move, this album has a completely black-and-white cover. Otherwise, you can expect a lot of what you’ve grown to love in a Panik Lever release. Features a collaboration with the infamous Cult of the Ibis!

Available for free download at Bandcamp.com.

Available for free download at Soundcloud.com.


Crisis of Industry [Limited Edition Single]Crisis of Industry [Limited Edition Single]

Released: 2011

A special single release from the Crimes Against Form and Function album. Contains a special bonus track not found on the album — “The Simple Things in Life.” Not to be outdone by the album’s cover, this single proudly features poorly rendered artwork in a nauseating color palette.

Available for free download at Bandcamp.com.

Available for free download at Soundcloud.com.


Crimes Against Form and Function coverCrimes Against Form and Function

Released: 2011

The title says it all. Neither useful nor pleasing, this album perfectly expands on the themes introduced in Hymns for Empty Space. By which we mean it uses a lot of samples. Enjoy these criminally undervalued tracks today.

Available for free download at Bandcamp.com.

Available for free download at Soundcloud.com.


Silurian Triad [Japanese Import Single]Silurian Triad [Japanese Import Single]

Released: 2011

A rare import single from the Hymns for Empty Space album. Contains a special bonus track not found on the album — “The Boxer (Panik Lever’s Squandered My Resistance Remix).” Inexplicably downloaded 100 times on SoundCloud! Release the myrka!

Available for listening at Bandcamp.com.

Available for listening at Soundcloud.com.


hymns_cover_new_scaledHymns for Empty Space

Released: 2011

The original album that started everything. Weird, spacey, and repetitive. Only songs in the very loosest sense. If you squint at them. And are unfamiliar with songs in general. A true classic of electronic music history!

Available for free download at Bandcamp.com.

Available for free download at Soundcloud.com.