Electronic: Year in Review 2010

Electronic: Year in Review 2010
5. Pantha Du Prince Black Noise (Rough Trade)
Pantha du Prince's Black Noise combined elements of minimal techno, house and shoegazer to create a uniquely distinct sound palette that engaged dance music enthusiasts and indie rockers alike, especially given his leap from the boutique Dial label to much bigger Rough Trade. Pantha's 2007 album, This Bliss, put him on the map as a young producer to watch. Black Noise is Pantha's logical evolution toward the pop spectrum, featuring collaborations with Panda Bear and LCD Soundsystem's Tyler Pope. A phenomenal third outing from this leading German producer, Black Noise masterfully submerges you within his warm dense layers and subtle grooving melodies.
Andrea Ayotte