Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Elements of Light - 2013 IDM Classical LP

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Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Elements of Light

Label: Rough Trade / Select
Cat#: RTRADLP654
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2013
Genre: Electronic, Classical
Style: Experimental, IDM, Modern Classical


A1 Wave 4:03
A2 Particle 12:30
A3 Photon 4:42

B1 Spectral Split 17:34
B2 Quantum 4:41


Arranged By, Conductor – Lars Petter Hagen
Design – Heimann Und Schwantes
Management – Stephan Rath
Mastered By – Rashad Becker
Mixed By, Producer – Hendrik Weber, Kassian Von Troyer
Performer – Erland Dahlen, Heming Valebjørg, Hendrik Weber, Håkon Mørch Stene*, Lars Petter Hagen, Martin Horntveth, Vegar Sandholt
Recorded By – Boris Vogeler, Hans Andreas Horntveth Jahnsen, Mike Hartung, Tobias Levin
Synthesizer [Synthie 100 Soundprocessing] – Joachim Schütz, Thilo Kuhn
Written-By – Hendrik Weber

Percussion recorded at Propeller Music Division, Oslo.
Bell Carillon recorded at Kampnagel, Hamburg.
Mixed and produced at Clouds Hill Recordings, Hamburg.
Mastered at Clunk, Berlin.

Outer Worlds Publishing
(P)&(C) 2012
Rough Trade Records Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 8 8387006541 2

Hendrik Weber (aka Pantha du Prince) takes his love of bells to the next level in this album, employing an actual carillon, among other interesting things. The various bells and chimes are played straight, but he adds some marvelous sonic bending effects to them, giving them an unearthly sound that just adds to their beauty. Add the danceable bass and beats to the mix, and you have something that is incredibly enjoyable on many levels.

The classically-constructed five-movement piece starts quietly with the handbell choir The Bell Laboratory ("Wave"), then gradualy flows into du Prince's carillon playing, and slowly the electronic effects begin to creep in. About halfway through the second track, "Particle", du Prince turns the groove on, and things really start to pulse along. The first three tracks are the most impressive and enjoyable, but by the time we get to the longest track, "Spectral Split", the pace and development are more leisurely.

Eventually, the momentum builds again, then unwinds into the final track, with The Bell Laboratory providing a beautiful conclusion. There's a successful blend of the organic/acoustic and the electronic here, and at times it's very reminiscent of the opening sections of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells"

The upshot is, this is an unusual and very satisifying album for anyone who likes good electronica, bells, or any well-done contemporary instrumental music.

Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Wave & Particle

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Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory- Spectral Split

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Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Photon

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Rough Trade