From a static bliss emerges Calcou with his latest single, ‘Below’ released just last week via MFRD+C. The single pairs jazzy influences with ethereal voices but the unmistakable uplifting tone is what consistently carries it all. The single follows the release of both ‘Above’ and ‘Beyond’, paving the way for Calcou’s upcoming EP, Places which will be released mid-May, just in time for the summer months to roll around in the Northern Hemisphere.
‘Below’ reflects Calcou’s background as a professional jazz pianist while still incorporating rolling house beats that leave space for the imagination to stretch its legs. If you have a moment, we’d encourage you to take a quick gander at his Instagram page which contains some carefully selected images to present the musician’s artistic style in a new dimension. Whether it be audio or visual, Calcou seems like one to keep an eye on for his creative works.
‘Below’ features on CHILL_GROUND.fm
The producer tells us about his latest single: “This time I tried to explore space – musically, but also in a broader sense as a feeling of restriction. By leaving certain musical decisions to algorithms, I tried to overcome these restrictions with playfulness and randomness, acknowledging the fact that control seems like an illusion now more than ever. The drums in ‘Below’ circle around a field recording I took when I was walking along the stony beach of Fécamp in Northern France. The vocal elements are from my friend Julian Muller, a singer-songwriter based in the Bay Area in California. Most of the musical elements in ‘Below’ are samples of my own recordings. When things get wobbly and detuned, scattered by slicing or granular synthesis, I get this feeling of innovation and discovery, something nobody else will be able to recreate, even myself, except for that one little lucky moment in time and space.”