German techno producer Pantha Du Prince, aka Hendrik Weber, is getting set to release his first solo album since 2010's breakthrough Black Noise, and 2013’s collaboration with The Bell Laboratory, Elements of Light.
On the concept of the new album Weber says, “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 digitized 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.”
Along with the album announcement comes a new 12” release. 'The Winter Hymn', which is out now, features a music video directed by Pantha Du Prince himself. He is seen in the video with “The Triad,” a group of musicians including Scott Mou (Queens) and Bendik Kjeldsberg of the Bell Laboratory who feature heavily on the album, as they and a dancing woman perform ritualistic gestures in a psychedelic setting. Watch the video below and purchase here.
Pantha Du Prince will release The Triad on May 20 via Rough Trade.
Pantha Du Prince – The Triad
1. The Winter Hymn (feat. Queens)
2. You What? Euphoria!
3. Frau im Mond, Sterne Laufen
4. In An Open Space (feat. Queens)
5. Chasing Vapour Trails (feat. Joachim Schultz & Kassian von Troyer)
7. Dream Yourself Awake
8. Lions Love (feat. Joachim)
9. Islands In The Sky
10. Wallflower for Pale Saints