Like his compatriot Ulrich Schnauss, Hendrik Weber was drawn to electronic music via a love for avant-garde late-80s indie rock. As Pantha Du Prince, in the past Weber’s music lined up under the microhouse and minimal banners, but on his fourth album the German shoots out into the far reaches of dance music by inviting a cabal of friends and musicians to make an album based on the carillon, a peal of bells played using a keyboard similar to a church organ, fused with gentle synth phrases, motorik rhythms, the whole gamut of the percussion family and subtle beats derived from gamelan and epitomised by the chiming, head-nodding, Eastern-leaning hypno-techno of Particle.
File under Classical/electronic fusion with bells on
Download ‘Particle’, ‘Spectral Split’
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