Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory Elements Of Light
Release Date: January 15, 2013
Label: Rough Trade
A carillon is a baton, console-driven ensemble of bells, all capable of producing different tones. Bells arranged in carillon form have been regular features of church steeples throughout Europe since early medieval times.
Though commonly associated with these places of worship, the use of a 64-piece set of bells in Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory should not be seen as a romanticization or appropriation of the Christian faith and its symbols. Rather, the use of bells represents an autonomous development of Pantha Du Princes's sound aesthetic, a logical continuation of the work heard on his latest album.