It must be one of the most unlikely collaborations in electronic music, but producer Luke Vibert's collaboration with pedal steel master B.J. Cole actually turns out alright, though the fusion is not quite as surprising as it originally sounded. On most tracks, Cole's shimmering, fluid guitar lines are simply assimilated into Vibert's kitchen-sink production style, and the results don't sound vastly different than Vibert's last full-length, Tally Ho! (recorded under his Wagon Christ pseudonym). It's good to see an excellent producer pushing himself -- and all of electronic music -- into new territory; Stop the Panic just doesn't sound quite like the revolution it should be.
AllMusic Review by John Bush