Hendrik Weber's new LP shows him continuing to work with The Bell Laboratory.
The album shows the understated techno producer (real name Hendrik Weber) continuing to work with The Bell Laboratory, a collaboration that first materialized in a performance at last year's Øye Festival in Oslo, Norway (as depicted in an In Pictures feature here on RA). The centerpiece of the LP is the bell carillon, a 50-ton instrument with 50 bronze bells that was developed thousands of years ago in China. According to a press release, the idea for the project first came about when Weber heard the bell carillon at Oslo's city hall resonating throughout the city. As it happened, the same man who played the carillon that day (Vegar Sandholt) played it in the sessions for Elements of Light. A gaggle of other performers appear on the album as well, contributing "tubular bells, marimba, xylophone, cymbals, chimes, handclaps, finger snaps and other percussion."
Elements of Light will come out on Rough Trade, who also released Weber's last LP, Black Noise. You can hear a cut from the album called "Photon" right here. Following a date with The Bell Laboratory this Friday in Hamburg, Weber will spend the rest of October and early November touring North America in support of the album.
04. Spectral Split
Rough Trade wil release Elements of Light on January 15th, 2013.
Oct 20 The Bell Laboratory & Pantha DU Prin.., Kampnagel, Hamburg Oct 23 Pantha du Prin.., Society for Arts & Technology (SAT), Montreal Oct 24 Pantha Du Prince, Wrongbar, Toronto Oct 25 Pantha Du Prince wit.., U Street Music Hall, Washington DC Oct 26 Moogfest 2012, U.S. Cellular Center, North Carolina Oct 27 Blkmarket Membership presents Th.., TBA New York, New York Oct 27 Moogfest 2012, U.S. Cellular Center, North Carolina Oct 30 Pantha Du Prince, Bardot, Miami Nov 01 Pantha Du Prince, The Echo, Los Angeles Nov 02 Pantha Du Prince with Savile, smartbar, Chicago Nov 03 Pantha Du Prince, Venue, Vancouver Nov 04 Pantha Du Prince, Neumos, Washington State