Pantha du Prince is a minimal-tech producer who’s migrated to the more hipster side of things with ‘Black Noise’. Not only the lure of Noah Lennox, no.1 hipster, and Tyler Pope, LCD Soundsystems bass hipster, brought me to this album but the intrigue of where he would head after his previous album “This Bliss”, which was deemed as a masterpiece. “Black Noise” is an album littered with chimes, bells and pretty noises along with percolating micro-percussive clicks and pops. It presents itself as being very accessible, possibly helped by the change from Hamburg’s Dial Records for the hipster haven of Rough Trade, and would recommend this to anyone with ears.
The first track takes a couple of minutes for the beat to drop, which is an eargasm: