Travel Log 1

After years on the road with artists like Sleigh Bells, Little Boots, Lulu Gainsbourg, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Brooklyn-based/Germany-born singer/songwriter Yvonne Ambrée took to the open road and sea—traveling solo to the likes of Colombia, New York, Czech Republic—and came back with a small batch of songs and a new moniker, Panteon. The tunes from Travel Log 1 have a warm, shimmery essence. “Ballyvaughn” features a modest piano line, with subtle synth and vocal harmonies padding the rich tones and Ambrée’s clean, honeyed vocals floating above. Right when it starts dipping into retro territory, the horn interlude comes in with a parallel synth to give a dreamy electro R&B feel. In the midst of these quilted pieces are field-recording interludes, strong aural visuals that help root the listener in Ambrée’s travels. One listen and you’ll likely get the bug.