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SL Jones speaks on Pandamonium:
"The title of this one is Pandamonium, but all the production was pulled from Clams Casino's Rainforest EP. The title of his original EP – the song titles all relating back to the rainforest theme – it kept bringing me back to one of my favorite animals: Pandas. A Panda in a state of rage and confusion – the amount of destruction it can cause – is a powerful and rare thing to see, and with the personal and legal struggles I've been dealing with these past few months – there's a lot of my own rage and confusion, maybe even destruction – and all of that is what inspired these songs. Maybe it sounds corny on paper? I dunno, but at least it inspired some interesting music.
Pandamonium marks a lot of firsts for me. Before this, I'd never done a project that kept a cohesive sound, where all the music came from one source. I really strayed away from song structure on this project, too; there aren't any traditional hooks, I didn't count bars on the verses. I just went into the studio and did what felt right at that particular time. Clams Casino's production on Rainforest is moody – it allowed me to create something unexpected, unpredictable.
As an artist, you find yourself reflecting on the past, writing a lot about those experiences. That's easy; all of that stuff already happened, you've already survived the outcome and can manipulate and express those experiences as you see fit. Recording Pandamonium was different; the songs here deal with the present, making sense of the experiences – the stress, the uncertainty – in real time, in an unfinished chapter of my life."