pantha du prince & the bell laboratory
Elements Of Light
Rough Trade Records
hendrik weber's latest minimal techno experiments form a spectacular symphony for electronics, percussion & bell carillon, a 3-tonne instrument comprising 50 bronze bells.
the album is a single continuous work, although it has been broken down into 5 tracks named for elements of light. sonically, the work is a fusion of electronic music & classical composition, & draws on house & minimalism, jazz & new music, gamelan & western sacred music. influences include john cage, iannis xenakis, steve reich, lamonte young & moondog. guest percussionists, contributing numerous tubular bells, marimba, handclaps, chimes & more, include kaada, martin horntveth of jaga jazzist, erland dahlen of nils petter molvaer trio, susanne sundfor & more. "a slow build that explodes into colour when all its spaghetti-like parts are interwoven" - pitchfork.
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