Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory Release Video For 'Spectral Split' 9 January 2013 in Pantha du Prince
Pantha du Prince (Hendrik Weber) & The Bell Laboratory will release their collaborative album ‘Elements of Light’ next week! The ambitious project is a symphony for electronics, percussion and bell carillon, a three-tonne instrument comprising 50 bronze bells.
Today Pitchfork premieres the album’s first music video for the track ‘Spectral Split’ (created by Weber and German filmmaker Sandra Trostel). Check it out here:
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Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory Announce 'Elements Of Light' Album 17 October 2012 in Pantha du Prince
German electronic producer and musician Pantha du Prince (Hendrik Weber) has collaborated with Norwegian musicians The Bell Laboratory for the project ‘Elements Of Light’, set for release on 14th January (UK) and 15th January (US) 2013.
Listen to ‘Photon’, the first track to be taken from the album, here:
Over the course of three albums—and as an in-demand remixer of artists ranging from Animal Collective to, most recently, Philip Glass— Pantha Du Prince has been celebrated for pushing the envelope of electronic music. His newest effort, Elements of Light, a collaborative project with The Bell Laboratory, is doubtless his most ambitious to date: The work is a symphony for electronics, percussion and bell carillon, a three-tonne instrument comprising 50 bronze bells.
The album is a single continuous work, although it has been broken down into five tracks named for elements of light: “Wave,” “Particle,” Photon,” “Spectral Split” and “Quantum.” Sonically, the work is a fusion of electronic music and classical composition, and draws on house and minimalism, jazz and new music, gamelan and western sacred music. Influences include John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Steve Reich, LaMonte Young and Moondog.
Elements of Light is a natural next step in the...
Hendrik Weber once lived in the same woods that the Brothers Grimm fairy tales were based in, which perhaps explains the frequently strange and magical atmospheres to be found in much of his music. Under the pseudonym Pantha Du Prince, he fuses house, techno, shoegazy electronica and psychedelic electro-acoustic soundscapes into music that is at once both beautiful and bewitching.
Hendrik has released several recordings to date, through the respected German label Dial Records, which is run by and for it’s artists. His previous album ‘This Bliss’, a bitter sweet take on techno, appealed to both dancefloors and living rooms alike and was hugely successful and as a result he has recently been remixing tracks for amongst others; Depeche Mode, Animal Collective, Bloc Party, Phantom/Ghost, The Long Blondes and several underground house acts.www.panthaduprince.com