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Aurgasm
12-30-2010, 05:43 PM
Does anyone support this?


There are many theories about the origins of music. One such theory maintains that the first song was a lullaby for children; another, that men began to make music in order to please the women. Hendrik Weber a.k.a. Pantha du Prince does not worry about such genealogies. For music is always already there, even without humans. On his new album, the producer and DJ, who lives in Berlin and Paris, claims: music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: black noise, a frequency that is inaudible to man. Black noise often presages natural disasters, earthquakes or floods; only some animals perceive this “calm before the storm.” Black noise is something archaic and earthy. Some tracks on Pantha du Prince’s third album—the first to be released on Rough Trade—are based on field recordings and improvisations produced in collaboration with Joachim Schütz (Arnold Dreyblatt Trio) and Stephan Abry (Workshop) in the Swiss Alps. It turned out that the house in which they lived while staying there stood next to a pile of debris formed by a landslide that had buried an entire village. The cover of Black Noise recalls this history of loss. On his quest for the magical acoustic moment, Pantha du Prince burrows through the acoustic debris. He transforms the materiality of the fundamental sounds found or recorded on the Swiss Alp (natural noises and avant-garde folklore) into an expansive and highly speculative acoustic architecture. The music on Black Noise balances precariously on the slippery threshold between art and nature, between techno and folklore. That lends it a certain spectral and intangible aspect. Nature and technology become indistinguishable, all authenticity evaporates. Not unlike Daniel F. Galouye’s novel Simulacron-3, adapted for television by Rainer Werner Fassbinder under the title Welt am Draht, it leaves the question of what is artificial, what is real unanswered. Nature as a simulacrum: accordingly, Black Noise is not about an anarchical liberation of sounds or anything of the sort, but rather about how much alienation is possible before the listener loses his nerves and his orientation. On this album, rifts, fractures, and digressions are not flaws in the system but acoustic micro-vectors that drive the narrative. The intros serve to present the source sounds recorded “out there”—knocking, barking, ringing, tinkling which are then soon caught in the currents of vaguely psychedelic mutations. In accordance with the principle of morphing, main and subsidiary noises blend into one another, and the most diverse acoustic designs are in play: steel drums and marimbas as well as physical modeling. Although the music goes beyond the conventional techno format in a variety of ways, the dramaturgy always remains intelligible and physically captivating. An introductory phase that is on the somber side ends in euphoric relief with “Stick to my side,” a postmodern hymn, inimitably sung by Noah Lennox a.k.a. Animal Collective’s Panda Bear. Another guest on Black Noise is Tyler Pope of !!! and LCD Soundsystem, who plays bass in “The Splendour.” In addition to Detroit techno (thus in “Behind the Stars,” a made-for-Ibiza killer) and deep, stumbling house of the Theo Parrish variety, Weber’s introverted brand of tripping techno draws on traditions of British pop, including Durutti Column’s avant la lettre shoegaze and noisepop. Having played bass in the Hamburg-based band Stella, Hendrik Weber has plenty of indie rock experience under his belt. Influenced by electro-acoustic neo-avantgardes (Morton Subotnick, Luigi Nono), Krautrock and deep techno, he shapes a novel kind of club music that is probably best described by the term “sonic house.” Black Noise blurs a whole number of antitheses: acoustic v. synthetic, powerful v. fragile, epic v. bashful, catchy v. mysterious. The most diverse acoustic sources and moods are folded into one another and bathed in an imposingly well-composed continuum. Pantha du Prince is still a Romantic Conceptualist. And the message we hear him murmuring: beauty is possible even after the disaster; where there was debris and noise, there shall be great art.
Source: panthaduprince.com

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MonOm
12-30-2010, 05:47 PM
Yes, please.

delahaba
12-30-2010, 05:53 PM
YES! Please!

R41N570RM
12-30-2010, 06:00 PM
full support.

Kyliediscope
12-30-2010, 06:02 PM
x Kylie-Ayn K.





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liquidsnake28
12-30-2010, 06:02 PM
I like the album and I saw him open for Blonde Redhead. It honestly wasn't that good. He's got quite a ways to go as a live performer.

Sushov23
12-30-2010, 06:06 PM
I saw him back in June, and while the show did need work. I fully support this because the albums are great.

eskamo951
12-30-2010, 06:10 PM
I think Pantha, palm trees, and vast (non-clusterfucked) green fields would be amazing.

iliketurtles
12-30-2010, 06:13 PM
Yessssss

Stickupkid
12-30-2010, 06:24 PM
PLEASE!

Huggz
12-30-2010, 06:46 PM
I saw Pantha du Prince at a festival in Australia on a farm a couple of weeks ago. He played at 3am and it was one of the best festival sets I've ever seen.

I really didn't expect him to be a very 'live' act but he totally killed it, worked really well.

jazzz
12-30-2010, 06:57 PM
Fuck yes I support this!!

unknown
12-30-2010, 07:23 PM
Pantha du Prince is a fucking genius. I absolutely love his albums and every mix of his that I have listened to is excellent. I have only seen him once so a performance on the polo field would be perfect.

Natelevmofuggaz
12-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Saw him in September at the Echoplex and he blew me away. I would love to see this guy at Coachella.

guedita
12-31-2010, 09:10 PM
Pantha du Prince is a fucking genius. I absolutely love his albums and every mix of his that I have listened to is excellent. I have only seen him once so a performance on the polo field would be perfect.

What Lilia said. Also he apparently really feels comfortable in those hoodie-zip sweaters, so he should just go shirtless under that.

Aurgasm
01-01-2011, 07:26 AM
he looks really good in oversized scarves as well lol

And to those complaining about the live show- sucks for you! He must have not been feeling your crowd, bc the show I went to was fantastic. Maybe it was bc people were there to actually see him as opposed to an opening gig for blonde redhead

adagio74
01-01-2011, 04:39 PM
I fully support Pantha du Prince @ Coachella! Caught him @ Decibel and was unsure of how the live show would be and it was fantastic! Started off a little mellow, but ended in sweaty good times.

Aurgasm
01-01-2011, 05:39 PM
I fully support Pantha du Prince @ Coachella! Caught him @ Decibel and was unsure of how the live show would be and it was fantastic! Started off a little mellow, but ended in sweaty good times.

This was the show I attended. Yea he started out playing that glass of ice cubes, leaving everyone a bit transfixed. He quickly picked it up.

That night was just ridiculous all together. Lusine, Gold Panda and Mux Mool + Pantha du Prince.. great opening night

chiapet
01-02-2011, 09:05 AM
yessss please

Bleezie
01-02-2011, 04:05 PM
I saw him in September and thought it was a great performance. I'm definately a fan of his work and would love to see him at Coachella!

DJdharma
01-03-2011, 08:26 PM
Yes! The time is right for this.

involvelemons
01-03-2011, 08:48 PM
This should happen.

Aurgasm
01-11-2011, 05:56 AM
Bump

CurableOkie
01-11-2011, 02:56 PM
One of my favorite Coachella memories was in 2009 when my friends and I were killing time in the afternoon around 2pm. We went over to the Sahara tent where Gui Boratto just got started. I'd never heard his music, but we got under the tent and laid in the grass while he played.

Needless to say the first music I got my hands on when I got home was Gui Boratto. His music was a perfect fit for a leisurely, relaxing afternoon at the Polo Fields. I think I discovered Pantha Du Prince later that year because of my love of Gui (and of course The Field).

Basically: Yes, I support this. But also support an afternoon appearance, doesn't have to be night. You'd be surprised how well this type of music holds up in the desert sun.

The best Coachella stories are the ones where you discover an artist you've never heard before, I always love reading those on these boards :)

Aurgasm
01-14-2011, 12:36 PM
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Aurgasm
02-08-2011, 06:29 AM
http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/Pantha.jpg

Last year, German minimal techno master Pantha du Prince released his BNM'ed album Black Noise. And on April 19, Rough Trade will release a sequel of sorts, the remix album XI Versions of Black Noise.

Animal Collective contribute a remix of "Welt Am Draht"; Animal Collective member Panda Bear sang on the original version of "Stick to My Side". Other remixers include Four Tet, Moritz Von Oswald, Walls, Lawrence, and the Sight Below.

At the Playlist, you can hear Four Tet's take on "Stick to My Side". And below, we've got the XI Versions tracklist and the video for the original "Stick to My Side". Pantha du Prince is currently working on an audiovisual installation in Berlin and a collaboration with the Parisian dance troupe Last Last, as well as a new live show.

XI Versions of Black Noise:

01 Moritz Von Oswald: "Welt Am Draht"
02 Die Vögel: "Welt Am Draht"
03 Lawrence: "Stick to My Side"
04 Four Tet: "Stick to My Side"
05 The Sight Below: "A Nomad's Retreat"
06 Efdemin: "Stick to My Side"
07 Hieroglyphic Being: "Satellite Sniper"
08 Carsten Jost: "Stick to My Side"
09 Animal Collective: "Welt Am Draht"
10 Fata Morgana: "Lay in a Shimmer"
11 Walls: "Stick to My Side"
Source: Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/news/41498-animal-collective-four-tet-lots-more-remix-pantha-du-prince-for-iblack-noisei-remix-album/)

obzen
02-08-2011, 11:18 AM
How did I not see this?




Coachella 2012.

sleepybrew
02-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Support. However, I think a more intimate setting, perhaps the Fox (although maybe that venue is too big to sell as many tix as they would like) might be more enjoyable.

orangejulius
02-10-2011, 06:30 PM
I like the album and I saw him open for Blonde Redhead. It honestly wasn't that good. He's got quite a ways to go as a live performer.

I second this; I like Black Noise, but I wasn't that impressed by him when he opened for Blonde Redhead at The Vic. I didn't even know if was him for the first five minutes; It was just one giant free form chime-rave thing.

Interesting for the first 15 minutes, but it ended up being one giant 45 minute set with little or no variation. I'd agree that he has a ways to go before I'd want to see him play again, so I'll pass.

Aurgasm
02-14-2011, 08:50 AM
I've heard the same response about his opening gigs for blonde redhead. My final conclusion- he wasn't into it. The set he gave at dB Festival was fucking outstanding. Also he's working on a new live show, so you detractors hold on to your tongues and give him another try once his live set comes out. 8^)

orangejulius
02-18-2011, 10:33 AM
I'll reserve my final judgment for a dedicated show from him... I agree, I've seen a lot of acts open that suck in that role, but shine when given the opportunity. I swear, some bands purposefully tell their openers that they have to "kind of suck" so they don't make them look boring when it comes to their set.

Janelle Monae defied that when she opened for Of Montreal though... Then again, I don't think she can do a bad show.

Natelevmofuggaz
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Bump. This guy needs to be here for 2012

Aurgasm
05-09-2011, 08:18 PM
Plzzzzz

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-09-2011, 08:29 PM
Saw him at the Independent, really good. I would support this if we can all agree he wouldn't be a Sahara act.

Gribbz
05-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Has he toured the States? Or has he just played one offs like Decibel and sech?

BoCBoC
05-09-2011, 08:39 PM
SIGNED YES PLZ

beeerplease
05-09-2011, 08:46 PM
I am down.

Daft Fro
05-09-2011, 09:16 PM
Has he toured the States? Or has he just played one offs like Decibel and sech?

Last year he came by LA twice, @ Echo & Echoplex. w/ support by Delphic & the Sight Below. He also opened for Blonde Redhead on their east coast dates.

While all 3 of those bands are pretty stellar, I think he should try to get some bookings with techno/minimal cats next time around.

Natelevmofuggaz
05-09-2011, 09:33 PM
Saw him at the Independent, really good. I would support this if we can all agree he wouldn't be a Sahara act.

It's sad that all the good dance music is far, far away from the sahara now. It'd be nice to see him in the Gobi.. not the dome though.

Natelevmofuggaz
05-09-2011, 09:35 PM
Last year he came by LA twice, @ Echo & Echoplex. w/ support by Delphic & the Sight Below. He also opened for Blonde Redhead on their east coast dates.

While all 3 of those bands are pretty stellar, I think he should try to get some bookings with techno/minimal cats next time around.

I don't know I thought the show with The Sight Below was pretty awesome. They worked well together. The Sight Below is kind of minimal techno...ambient techno whatever you want to call it. Either way that show was fucking incredible.

Aurgasm
06-10-2011, 07:16 AM
Want


http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=14255


Pantha Du Prince will be among the many headlining acts at this year's Øyafestival in Oslo.

The bell-loving techno producer is joined by Kanye West, Pulp, Aphex Twin, Fleet Foxes, Lykke Li and many others in August in the Norwegian capital. Prince, however, will be one of the few premiering a special new project for the occasion. He's working in collaboration with Norwegian composer Lars Petter Hagen, to present something called The Bell Laboratory. RA readers are no doubt familiar with Pantha Du Prince's work. Hagen, meanwhile, has been involved in many aspects of Norwegian contemporary music. Not only has he performed at several local festivals, he's also artistically directed Ultima Festival, Happy Days and Nordic Music Days. With The Bell Laboratory, the duo are set to expand Pantha Du Prince's signature use of bells and melodic percussion with a composition centered around 64 large Carillon bells, and backed by four of Norway's esteemed percussionists, including Jaga Jazzist's Martin Horntveth.

Last year at the festival, Brandt Brauer Frick collaborated with classical percussionists Pinquins at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in which they performed in front of a seated audience along with three ballerinas. The Bell Laboratory, however, is set to go down outside at the festival's tent stage in Medieval Park.

RageAgainstTheAoki
06-10-2011, 11:37 AM
Yes please.

vibesandstuff
06-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Support!

spence
06-10-2011, 01:24 PM
where would be a good place to start with Pantha?

Aurgasm
06-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Das Schweigen der Sirenen (2003) as 'Glühen 4'
Diamond Daze (2004)
This Bliss (2007)
Black Noise (2010)

spence
06-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Das Schweigen der Sirenen (2003) as 'Glühen 4'
Diamond Daze (2004)
This Bliss (2007)
Black Noise (2010)

wonderful thank you

spacekat
06-10-2011, 11:29 PM
Si Por Favor!!

Aurgasm
08-30-2011, 07:52 AM
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WANT

malcolmjamalawesome
08-30-2011, 09:22 AM
BIIIIING BOOOOOONGGGGG

Aurgasm
08-30-2011, 11:22 AM
I don't think it's remotely feasible for them to ship all that equipment to the states for one shitty festival gig. I don't think it would even work outdoors...anyway.. I love what he's doing. He's got another live show in stores too.

Aurgasm
08-30-2011, 11:29 AM
http://www.residentadvisor.net/images/features/2011/pantha-du-prince-01.jpg
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guedita
09-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Great interview: http://www.alpha-ville.co.uk/interview-with-pantha-du-prince

Gribbz
09-21-2011, 12:20 PM
Forza, those pictures are fantastic! I really hope to see him do his thing at some point.

I could see Coachella booking him(Tollet has booked "quieter" acts before). It obviously wouldn't be the ideal setting, but still.

Aurgasm
11-07-2011, 07:53 AM
Forza, those pictures are fantastic! I really hope to see him do his thing at some point.

I could see Coachella booking him(Tollet has booked "quieter" acts before). It obviously wouldn't be the ideal setting, but still.

he brings it

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myvelouria94
11-07-2011, 11:54 PM
YES!!!!!!
please please please bring Pantha du Prince to Coachella.

Trentemoller's Sunday slot in the mojave?

Aurgasm
11-08-2011, 07:38 AM
YES!!!!!!
please please please bring Pantha du Prince to Coachella.

Trentemoller's Sunday slot in the mojave?

It would be hypnotizing and so so good. I love this suggestion!

GolfWang
11-08-2011, 07:45 AM
Yes, please.

SONR801
11-08-2011, 07:49 AM
I've heard of Pantha Du Price for some time now but never took the time to listen to any of his music....so glad i did yesterday!

Full support for 2012!

unknown
11-08-2011, 09:11 AM
I am still on board with this.100%

Aurgasm
12-08-2011, 10:19 AM
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Please watch this video.

Aurgasm
12-08-2011, 10:26 AM
And this one too.

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Aurgasm
01-22-2012, 06:45 AM
http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/arranger-of-the-void-meet-pantha-du-prince

Mr. Dylanja
01-22-2012, 08:59 AM
Damn, that was neato. Is the CP creating a stage set up for him, or was this just a little featured tidbit?

Aurgasm
01-22-2012, 02:43 PM
Feature. But I see all kinds of potention for collaboration.

The lack of creative electronic music at coach this year has me scratching my head.

Hopefully that changes

SONR801
05-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Bump to request for 2013!

with_cheese
05-18-2012, 10:04 PM
This would be a top 5 for me for sure.