Pantaleimon (pronounced "Pan-ta-lay-mon") is the adopted moniker of vocalist and composer Andria Degens. Sometimes collaborating with friends, though often alone, she creates beautifully haunting and meditative music. Cloudburst, her first recording as Pantaleimon since 2002's Change My World, features four tracks of hypnotic vocal passages that together form a long conceptual piece, which, Degens says, "... is symbolic of the journey every human being makes in a lifetime ... the transformation, transfiguration, the state of being, the space between heaven and Earth." Initially packaged with a limited, hand-printed edition of Degens's poetry and drawings, Cloudburst is now available as a proper CD release. None of the material on the EP will appear on the upcoming Pantaleimon full-length, due later this year. Degens has been creating her own music since 1992 and her debut, the vinyl-only Trees Hold Time, is still highly sought after. She has recorded and performed with artists such as Wire, Dirty Three, Current 93, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney, Antony And The Johnsons, Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), 16 Horsepower, Baby Dee, John Contreras and James William Hindle. More recently Degens has contributed music to Cam Archer's film Wild Tigers I Have Known, Susan Stenger's (Band of Susans) Soundtrack for an Exhibition, and to projects by Irr. App. (Ext.) and Nurse With Wound.