Artist
Label
PAN[30]
Rene Hell
Vanilla Call Option
PAN
/
2013
Includes Instant Download
LP
20.49
PAN40LP
140 gr. vinyl, packaged in a pro-press color jacket and a silkscreened pvc sleeve.
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Tracklist
1Smile Models 6:09
2This Is Chess 2:41
38 1:22
4Unpack; Glue 3:02
5Merci Cheri 3:52
6Var_Len 2:59
7The Chess Sickness 0:28
8Furniture Music 5:19
9Le Kitchen Map 4:18
10Buf. Catch 1:35
11Kalashnikov Uzi 1:24

‘Vanilla Call Option’ is the debut PAN album from Jeff Witscher AKA Rene Hell. Witscher is a notoriously unique artist, a and nomadic SoCal everyman. An avid chess player, he occupies the role of both trickster and aesthete, an embodied example of a time where experimental ideas and attitudes switched fluidly between the club and gallery. Travel is a central theme of his work, with the digital and minimalist palette on ‘Vanilla Call Option’ built whilst on the move between airports, performance spaces and public libraries. In his own words, Witscher attempted to construct “vertical narratives” that at times evoke the musique concrete of Bernard Parmegiani and probing electronic experiments of Charles Dodge. Rejecting melody to form a new language of timbre, timing and flight, these crisp compositions oscillate between flux and grandeur, piercing synthesis and meditative piano, strings and voice.