Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. At other points, it’s all understated ambience, a few glassy notes circling in space. Elements of Light , out Jan. At times, it’s more overtly sweet and even bombastic than any previous Pantha du Prince material: Hamburg’s Hendrik Weber, better known as Pantha du Prince , dives deeper into the former approach on his fourth album, Elements of Light , a collaboration with Norwegian percussion group The Bell Laboratory. January 6,
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Listening to Elements of Light is about absorbing the gradual, swelling transitions by which Weber and The Bell Laboratory get from point A to points B—G and back again. On the cresting waves of “Spectral Split,” the carillon can’t help but sound triumphant.
At times, it’s more overtly sweet and even bombastic than any previous Pantha du Prince material: Without underplaying his accessibility or taking the path of least resistance, Elements of Light illuminates Pantha du Prince’s music from within. At other points, it’s all understated ambience, a few glassy notes circling in space.
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January 6, The ensemble setup oc up Pantha du Prince’s talent for arrangements, a way of braiding electronic and acoustic sounds into a richly imagined whole. Elements of Light broadens the scope of Weber’s project at a natural pace, displaying a sense of dynamics indebted to classical music. Wave Audio for this story is unavailable.
His next album, Black Noisegained wider notice thanks to its release on Rough Trade and a collaboration with Panda Bear, but was even moodier — at times dense and knotted. Performing at European festivals sincethe pairing is apt, even obvious: Hamburg’s Hendrik Weber, better known as Pantha du Princedives deeper into the former approach on his fourth album, Kaboratory of Lighta collaboration with Norwegian percussion prinde The Bell Laboratory.
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Chiming bells, treated with delay to form dashing kaleidoscopic patterns, are well established as the producer’s signature sound. The overtone-laden sounds produced by The Bell Laboratory’s real-world percussion and Weber’s digital counterpoint take turns as the center of attention, with long stretches mixed together seamlessly.
There are only five tracks, but the album’s two lengthy centerpieces, “Particle” and “Spectral Split,” are so sweeping that the album ought to be experienced as a single, mutating composition, part DJ mix and part Music for 18 Musicians. Weber perfected a singular sound on his second LP, This Blissa wintry but suavely melodic outgrowth of the style established by hometown label Dial.
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Last year, dance music continued to experiment with performance and production styles that go beyond gazing at a laptop.
Elements of Lightout Jan. Although formally dance music, Pantha du Prince’s productions get by on emotional rather than physical tension, an organic flux that’s not exactly floor-friendly but impressive to behold; it’s majestic and intimate at the same time. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.