Some news just catch you off guard, and this is one. While totally focusing on the new LP by Black Sun Empire, on the incoming LP from InsideInfo (out today), on the forthcoming new release from Mob Tactics, I found myself noticing the hashtag #calibre on Twitter. Well, what can it be, I said to myself. -Oh blimey a new friggin’ LP!- I then told to myself right on, halfway between surprised and pissed of for not having knew beforehand. The new LP is called The Deep and is out for Signature Recordings.
I love Calibre and his music, I don’t hesitate in considers some of his tracks as personal inspiration. His mellow, jazzy style is for me the true definition of Liquid Funk and I can’t stop listening to his releases when I start, an effect that very few artists have on me (to name a few, Jon Hopkins, Apparat, Noisia, Bonobo, Flying Lotus). Being in that circle is therefore to be considered quite an excellent score. This new album makes no exception: I listened to it while not in the mood, and it dragged me in, sucked me into a vortex of jazzy vibes that I found myself enjoying after only five minutes. Good work, Calibre, good work.
The LP is mainly composed of liquid funk tracks but there are some exceptions which relate more to alternative electronic music and ambient music: slower, less structured and full of atmospheric pads. Overall it explores many different areas of the feelings music can arise in you, and is definitely worth more than one listen. The artist from Belfast has proven once again how classy he is, and how well he ages, like wine. Oh, by the way, that beard is cool, keep it! We will keep a copy of your new release in our private collections, because that is where it’s supposed to be.
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