Pantha du prince the bell laboratory elements of light
At times, it's more overtly sweet and even bombastic than any previous Pantha du Prince material: 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. Last year, dance music continued to experiment with performance and production styles that go beyond gazing at a laptop. January 6,
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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. 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 Livht du Prince's music from within.
Elements of Light broadens the scope of Weber's project at a natural labofatory, displaying a sense of dynamics indebted to classical music.
Listening to Elements of Light is about ljght the gradual, swelling transitions by which Weber and The Bell Laboratory get from point A to points B—G and back again.
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. On the cresting waves of "Spectral Split," the carillon can't help but sound triumphant.
Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory: Elements of Light – review | Music | The Guardian
Performing at European festivals sincethe pairing is apt, even obvious: Weber perfected a singular sound on his second LP, This Blissa wintry pricne suavely melodic outgrowth of the style established by hometown label Dial. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.
His next album, Black Noisegained wider notice thanks to its release on Rough Trade and a priince with Panda Bear, but was even moodier — at times dense and knotted.
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.
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January 6, Chiming bells, treated with delay to form dashing kaleidoscopic patterns, are well established as the producer's signature sound. Wave Audio for this story is unavailable.
Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light: exclusive album stream
Last year, dance music continued to experiment with performance and production styles that go beyond gazing at a laptop. Elements of Lightout Jan.
Hamburg's Hendrik Weber, better known as Pantha du Princedives deeper into the former approach on his fourth album, Elements of Lighta collaboration with Norwegian percussion group The Bell Laboratory. At other points, it's all understated ambience, a few glassy notes circling in space. The ensemble setup plays up Pantha du Prince's talent for arrangements, a panthaa of braiding electronic and acoustic sounds into a richly imagined whole.