Today sees the release of Black Noise, the third album by Pantha Du Prince and his first album for Rough Trade.
On his new album, Pantha Du Prince, who lives in Berlin and Paris, claims: music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: black noise, a frequency that is inaudible to man. Black noise often presages natural disasters, earthquakes or floods; only some animals perceive this “calm before the storm.” Black noise is something archaic and earthy. The music on Black Noise balances precariously on the slippery threshold between art and nature, between techno and folklore, which lends it a certain spectral and intangible aspect.
Black Noise also features a couple of special guests – Noah Lennox of Animal Collective sings on “Stick to my side” and Tyler Pope of !!! and LCD Soundsystem plays bass on “The Splendour”
“When taken in all its sprawling glory, the record is intense and rewarding, and when it stops the silence becomes grandoise – if you let it Black Noise might just change the way you listen to the world. – 9/10 – Drownedinsound.com
“…Evokes those moments when we experience nature not cerebrally, but sensually, creating music that crackles like static in a sky burdened with storm (The Splendour), then glitters like a rain-soaked landscape illuminated by sun (Welt am Draht).” – 4/5 – The Guardian
You can listen to the album here: