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Calcou “Time”
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Calcou “Time”

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Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Calcou shared a scintillating single titled ‘Time’ on June 14th, 2024 via MfRD+C. The track, which premiered on National Irish station RTÉ 2FM and This Song Is Sick, offers a glimpse of his forthcoming album, Murmuration, slated for release on July 5th, 2024. Calcou’s latest singles were picked by worldwide Spotify editorials for playlists like Fresh Finds, Late Night Vibes, metropolis or by Apple US for focus playlists like Today’s Chill. He has received support from numerous blogs and magazines such as CLASH Magazine, Stereofox, Son Of Marketing, House Music With Love, Majestic Casual and ElectroPosé to name a few. Calcou has worked with a wide range of well-known brands including Universal Music and BMW, who have just featured his latest release ‘Anthophyllite’ in a global ad campaign.

Born in Tübingen and based in Berlin, Germany, Calcou is a classically-trained composer with a creative background as a jazz pianist, the influences of which can be heard in his earlier electronic works such as ‘Day 9’. However, the electronic music culture in Berlin has left deep traces in his sound, steering it further towards the realms of deep house and electronica with each new release. Calcou finds inspiration in the works of Kiasmos, Bonobo, and Caribou while his latest release calls to mind the likes of Four Tet, Maribou State and George FitzGerald.

‘Time’ is a dreamy piece of electronica, undulating between gentle, lush ambience and driving four-on-the-floor euphoria. A chunky bassline, organic textures, subtle vocal samples and twinkling synths paint a tonal tapestry that evokes feelings of movement, pulled back by tugs of introspection.

Calcou divulged: ‘Time’ is about how it feels to be constantly chased. By deadlines and appointments, but also by little things like constant availability. Sensory overload has become a kind of permanent state, with opportunities and answers everywhere. We wrote this text in collaboration with AI. Everything happens incredibly fast, AI doesn’t need a break. I asked myself what place humans will have in this system.”

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