Published Jan 15, 2009It may only be January but 2009 is already shaping up to look like a big year for the folks at Kompakt. This week, word leaked that two of the German label's biggest heavyweights, the Field and Pantha Du Prince, are both on deck to drop new full-lengths this year, news that should put more than a few smiles on electronic-loving faces.
According to sources at Kompakt, the Field (aka Axel Willner) is 99 percent done his follow-up to 2007's much-adored From Here We Go Sublime and should be 100 precent done by week's end, Resident Advisor reports. The loop-oriented Swede is reportedly meeting up with Battles drummer John Stanier to put a few finishing touches on the yet-untitled record, then handing it over to Kompakt's Michael Mayer and Jörg Burger, who will master it in February. If everything goes to plan, this perhaps more organic Field offering will hit the shops May 16, or so say the sources at Kompakt.
As far the new Pantha Du Prince goes, the dark-toned German minimalist (aka Hendrik Weber) reportedly has a new full-length set for "late 2009," which is actually due out on Kompakt's Hamburg affiliate, Dial. However, like with the Field's new effort, details are scarce on what we can expect from the follow-up to Pantha's incredible breakthrough effort, This Bliss, which came out back in 2007. We do know that the new album will be preceded by a new twelve-inch (dial45) but other than that, there are no more details at this point.
Pantha Du Prince "Saturn Strobe"