One of my personal favourite experimental electronic artists around today is Hendrik Weber, or Pantha Du Prince. The enigmatic Berlin-based producer (although composer is a more appropriate term, really,) his sonic exploration seemingly knows no bounds. His last major release, Elements of Light, was a collaboration with The Bell Laboratory, which literally used hundreds of bells within its music.
Weber has now delighted fans with the news of a brand new album, The Trial, set to come out later this year. It is his first solo release in six years (the last was 2010’s Black Noise,) and the first taste – a 12″ by the name The Winter Hymn, is already upon us.
In a press release, the artist explained that “Black Noise was very much about me being alone in a small room in Berlin and composing… The Triad opens the structure to more human ways of interacting, not digitised ways of interacting. It’s not about Facebook; it’s about meeting up and jamming. I wanted to cut through the digital dust that surrounds us.”
Watch the artful video for the beautiful new 12″ below.
The Winter Hymn
A The Winter Hymn feat Queens
B Post Human Palisades feat. Bendik & Kassian
01. The Winter Hymn feat. Queens
02. You What? Euphoria!
03. Frau im Mond, Sterne Laufen
04. In An Open Space feat. Queens
05. Chasing Vapour Trails feat. Joachim Schultz & Kassian von Troyer
07. Dream Yourself Awake
08. Lions Love feat. Joachim
09. Islands In The Sky
10. Wallflower For Pale Saints