Pantha Du PrinceBlack Noise

Label:Rough Trade – RTRADCD544
CD, Album
Style:Techno, Minimal


1Lay In A Shimmer6:37
3The Splendour
Bass GuitarTyler Pope
4Stick To My Side
VocalsNoah Lennox
5A Nomads Retreat6:41
6Satellite Snyper5:28
7Behind The Stars6:50
8Bohemian Forest7:24
9Welt Am Draht7:10
10Im Bann3:26
11Es Schneit
Written-By [Based On "Hilary" By]Vinni Reilly*

Companies, etc.



Noah Lennox appearing courtesy of Domino Records. "Es Schneit" based on "Hilary" by Vinni Reilly of the Durutti Column (1985).

Tyler Pope appearing courtesy of Warp Records.

Mixed and mastered at Clunk, Berlin.

All tracks published by Domino Publishing except "Es Schneit". "Hilary" by the Durutti Column published by Imagem Music.

Cover and booklet photos by Hendrik Weber 2009 "Earthly Rejects"

℗&© 2010 Rough Trade Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 83870 05442 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 883870054423
  • Label Code: LC-11945
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 53943427/RTRADCD544 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0777
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 53943427/RTRADCD544 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 07M2

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Black Noise (2×12", Album, 33 ⅓ RPM)Rough TradeRTRAD LP544UK2010
Black Noise (CD, Album)High Note RecordsHN704CDTaiwan2010
Black Noise (CDr, Album, Promo)Rough TradenoneUK2010
Black Noise (CD, Album, Promo)Rough TradeRTRADCD544UK2010
Black Noise (11×File, Album, MP3, 320 kbps)Rough TradeRTRADDA544UK2010


  • scoundrel's avatar
    Pantha du Prince moves in a more organic and indie direction with BLACK NOISE, his third album. Though his trademark warmth and ringing tones are present in "Lay in a Shimmer," these are accompanied by more natural-sounding percussion, and one might think that "Ablaganz" is a return to the chilly techno of his first two albums, but that's before the steel pan drums come in. "The Splendour" is more 'pure,' if that sort of thing matters, and the vocals that creep into "Stick to My Side" add another layer to an already filled track (Weber uses his own voice for the the darker "Behind the Stars"). The profusion of sound also encompasses "A Nomads Retreat," bringing in, once again, the contrasting high and low tones, but with much more in the middle to sideline those two halves. But it's "Satellite Snyper," with its cleaner lines, that does this better. "Bohemian Forest" also has the higher, ringing tones, but these eventually give way to xylophones. Meanwhile, "Welt Am Draht" has an actual guitar (both acoustic and electric) to back its dreamier float, and "Im Bann" carries this even further with an ambient track. But "Es Echneit" gets things more back to normal, once again flooding the sonic plain with a more melancholy deluge. A fascinating change of direction for Pantha du Prince.
    • Fluxx69's avatar
      I was expecting minimal techno, and that I got and not ever having listened to Pantha Du Prince before, I didn't really know which way this was going to go. On one hand I'm pleased with this release, but having fallen into the clichéd trap of "judging a book by its cover", I clearly mistook the albums title for meaning something this release definitely didn't turn out to be. Black it is not and noise it most definitely is not either, which kind of sucked the wind out of the misguiding album title. Pleasant listen none the less.
      • Edska's avatar
        Another indeed strong release, the sound hasn't changed that mych in my opinion, but hey, why it should? Pantha Du Prince is sticking to his own sound, which is melodic, very rich minimal techno. Absolutely wonderful release and I don't see why it should not be 5/5.



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