Check out this fascinating mini documentary by Ableton on Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory as they prepared to perform Terry Riley’s “In C” at London’s Barbican Theatre a few months ago, followed by a series of performances of their collaborative album ‘Elements Of Light’:
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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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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