Boomkat Product Review:
Pantha Du Prince and his pal, Stephan Abry ease off with this mondo-chilled new collaboration as Ursprung. The pair have previously collaborated: Abry - a former member of German experimental group Workshop - contributed "sound sources played on prepared instruments" to Herr Du Prince's 'Black Noise' album, but it's the first time they've been credited side-by-side. Their title translates to "origin" in English and rings true with their stripped down approach to arrangement and playing. At a guess, Abry is responsible for the lushly languid guitar lines which percolate through the sonorous bass pulses and perfume the set with a rarified air akin to Vini Reilly piece. Which means Hendrik Weber (Pantha Du Prince) is likely behind those syrupy sub tones and delicate electronic detailing, placing the organic elements in a patiently refined and spacious framework where classic Krautrock and Ambient Balearia are viewed through a gently smudged prism of modern electronica.