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ARTIST
TITLE
Diamond Daze
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DIAL 005CD DIAL 005CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/11/2010

2015 repress. The first Pantha Du Prince album from 2004, repressed. Pantha Du Prince captures the parts of a vanishing youth on this Dial debut, Diamond Daze. In a white studio behind the railways next to sweating rock bands and speeding trains divided only by white cloths is a person dreaming in grids and fragments of images, sounds, noises and feelings. Based on a past filled with British independent music and the techno beacons of Hamburg, Franklin and Cologne, electronic music became the artist's salvation. Far away from the pressure to play guitar, the catharsis found in the studio and the new social structures in the club made coal-dust crystallize into diamonds. Diamond Daze traces new lines, branching out and losing itself in woody landscapes and fog, leading to pleasurable places in the rising sunlight from the cave. Diamond Daze triggers romance like lightning in the hot shimmer of the night. Presence is torn apart in the lake of melancholy. Wounded textures and cryptic pop unfold their mysteries in a pumping, crystalline mobile of sound. Shivering noise-pop-drones, pulsing patterns of bass-drum-bass, filigreed clicks, bursting diamonds. In the heart, walls of guitars and the beat keep you dancing and the mind flies over roaring, snowy, enchanted mountains.