The German producer will release his first LP in six years via Rough Trade this May.
The producer born Hendrik Weber hasn't released a solo LP since 2010's Black Noise, a record Derek Miller said retained Pantha's trademark "winter-sky cinematism" in his review for RA. In the time since, he recorded a full-length with The Bell Laboratory (2013's Elements Of Light), and started working with The Triad, a group of musicians which includes Scott Mou (the former Other Music employee who releases as Queens on Dial), and Bendik Kjeldsberg, who plays in the aforementioned bell ensemble.
Weber says this milieu informed the organic working methods leading up to the new album: "Black Noise was very much about me being alone in a small room in Berlin and composing," he says. "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."
The album, due in May, follows a surprise 12-inch called The Winter Hymn, out today.
Check out the video for that track below.
The Winter Hymn
A The Winter Hymn feat Queens
B Post Human Palisades feat. Bendik & Kassian
01. The Winter Hymn feat. Queens
02. You What? Euphoria!
03. Frau im Mond, Sterne Laufen
04. In An Open Space feat. Queens
05. Chasing Vapour Trails feat. Joachim Schultz & Kassian von Troyer
07. Dream Yourself Awake
08. Lions Love feat. Joachim
09. Islands In The Sky
10. Wallflower For Pale Saints
Rough Trade will release The Triad on May 20th, 2016. The Winter Hymn is out today.