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Between the scorched sizzle of neck-wrecking trance beats, Essex, England’s Gold Panda allows acoustic guitar and delicate clatters of percussion to build a Four Tet–style pastoral tenderness on his debut, Lucky Shiner (Ghostly). Romantic and focused, the record displays a tight, savvy ear for bedroom editing; never overindulgent, the artist crafts his deep-breath pieces with precision and wisely refrains from letting elements—even the most wickedly righteous of grooves—plod on too long. Here, completing our breezy questionnaire, the musician plans a party with the Bee Gees and cracks a few jokes. Life + TImes: What’s the first album you ever bought?