Pan•American is guitarist, songwriter and producer Mark K. Nelson. In addition to Pan•American he is a third of the group Labradford and half of Anjou.
Kranky release a new album from Nelson on 18th February called “The Patience Fader”.
The album is described as “A suite of solo guitar instrumentals accented with lap steel, harmonica, and twilit atmospherics, the strings smear and sparkle in elegant, windswept swells, a guitar mode once described by Brian Eno as “Duane Eddy playing Erik Satie.” These are elegies as much as songs, lulling and lilting in private currents of beauty and bereavement. Nelson speaks of the notion of “lighthouse music,” radiance cast from a stable vantage point, sending “a signal to help others through rocks and dangerous currents.”
It was composed during the highly isolated summer of 2020, the pieces took shape as meditations on “roots and mourning, trying to connect with those deep hidden rivers that lead to a greater communality.”
The album is previewed with delightful track “Outskirts, Dreamlit” and can be pre-ordered now via Bandcamp.