Pantaleimon (the name means ‘all-merciful’) is the pseudonym of British vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Andria Degens (dee-jens). Degens performs on guitar, keyboards, Indian harmonium, Appalachian dulcimers, bass, pedal board, vibraphone, bells, tambourine, and sansula, and utilises samples, loops, field recordings and special effects. Her music in particular explores themes of embodiment in landscape, transformation and the inner world. The result is trance-inducing baroque folk music that explores the experimental ends of work inspired by artists such as Kendra Smith, Nico, Espers, Mia Doi Todd, Kate Bush, and Steve Roach and filters it through obscure world music, Vedic chanting, and tribal rituals.
2023 brings new music from Pantaleimon after a period of prolonged dormancy. The single and music video 'The Conversation' , released on 6 January 2023 was the beginning of a return to the public arena.
The second new single 'To The In Between' featuring French born electronic sound artist Olivia Louvel is out now. It is the second from a new EP due in Spring. Watch the accompanying video.
“"..like some lost outtake from the soundtrack to Twin Peaks or one of Julee Cruise’s Lynch/Badalamenti classics, and ending things with the titular 'Tall Trees' that feels like the lullaby for the end of a perfect day.” ”