429Hz Formen von Stille
»429Hz Formen von Stille« is the first album that Pantha Du Prince is releasing under his given name, Hendrik Weber. And here, the music that has been developed from an entire body of work sounds like it has been reduced to its essence. A substance, an elixir, a remedy—that’s slowly but constantly moving forward. After going all the way with sound and light and pushing club spaces to their limits for more than a decade as Pantha Du Prince, Weber’s music is now focused on resiliency within the space of the body. The music wants nothing more than to calm and heal, especially in the midst of the pandemic.
This album, Hendrik Weber’s most ambiguous work to date, was created with acoustic instruments that were played live. The results are light patterns of frequencies and specters. A flowing interplay of overtones and a sweeping undertone at a rate of 429 Hz. Paradoxical syntheses of fantasy and rationality provoke a persistent crackling between the music and ego. Pantha Du Prince had already been more deeply invested than others in the conviction that nature is a musician that can listen and take possession of itself, and now humans and nature share the roles of transmitter and recipient on the album of Hendrik Weber.
Available on CD and all digital formats on March 19th. Vinyl to be released on July 7th.
Pre-Order here: https://hendrikweber.lnk.to/FormenVonStille
Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince (‘a fantasy character…a poetic transporter for the concept behind the music’) has carved a niche for a style of techno he calls, ‘layered and cinematographic.’ He released the Diamond Daze (2004) and This Bliss (2007) albums on Berlin dance label Dial before signing to Rough Trade and widening his audience with Black Noise (2010) and The Element of Light (2013).
The last of these was a collaboration with Norwegian percussion ensemble The Bell Laboratory, after Weber had discovered the carillon, an organ-style instrument consisting of 23 bells while recording Black Noise in the Swiss mountains. The collaboration branched out in 2014 to perform Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece In C at the Barbican, after which Weber persisted with more humanistic, collaborative work. His 2016 album The Triad featured vocals and studio musicians for the first time.