Pantha Du Prince ‎– This Bliss

Dial ‎– dial CD 09
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1 Asha 6:31
2 Saturn Strobe
Drum Programming [Additional Beats], Bass – Hendrik WeberWritten-By – Robert Skempton*
3 Walden 2 10:32
4 Moonstruck 5:36
5 Eisbaden 7:04
6 Urlichten 12:09
7 White Out 6:18
8 Florac
Drone – H. Weber*, P. Sollmann*
9 Steiner Im Flug 6:30
10 Seeds Of Sleep 6:03

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...the light was deeper but more resonant.
as if every leaf and flower were a window into a furnace...
(J.G. Ballard - "Myths of the near future")

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 80319 22392 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 880319223921
  • Matrix / Runout: CA DIALCD009 @
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1&2): IFPI L039 10/27/06 03:42:24 PM
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1258
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1260
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 121D

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
dial LP 09 Pantha Du Prince This Bliss(2xLP, Album) Dial dial LP 09 Germany 2007 Sell This Version


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August 14, 2016

"Asha" kicks off Pantha du Prince's second album, THIS BLISS, on a warm, melodic note even as the rhythm thuds in, while the strings on "Saturn Strobe" lend a classical elegance. But the iciness returns on the long "Walden 2," along with a deeper thrum, a mood that continues into "Moonstruck." The other long track, "Urlichten" maintains is low-key energy throughout, introducing some bell-tones into mix, while "White Out" stays darker and deeper. Some droning elements find their way onto "Florac," which gives that track an interesting textural component, which reprises somewhat in the closer, "Seeds of Sleep." But the best track here is the gorgeous "Steiner Im Flug," with its gentle and echoing chimes and its dreamy, twinkling atmosphere. Absolutely sublime.


March 5, 2009

From the outset, it is apparent that Pantha Du Prince's sophomore effort is a very different beast to "Diamond Daze". "This Bliss" loses most of the edge which both characterised and made for the best moments of the debut, replacing it with a cleaner, brighter, more tender outlook. The overall effect of this is a far more pretentious feel to the work in comparison to "Diamond Daze". But it is this pretentiousness that results in the album's strength; the deep, cinematic epics, "Walden 2" and "Urlichten", easily make for the most compelling moments, still feeling fresh even after 10+ minutes. Rougher tracks like "Moonstruck", "White Out" and "Florac" approach the madness of "Circle Glider", but come up short. However, this probably works better in the context of the album, as it makes the tracks with the more delicate outlook stand out a bit more.

All in all, "This Bliss" is an excellent work, but it is a few rungs short of classic status.