Label: Audiolith Records
01 Donau Sunrise
02 Crossing Wisła
03 Banana Garden
04 Lost in Vienna
05 Memories of Praha
06 Institute of Cottonwool
07 Guten Morgen Lärz
08 Berliner Gambit
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Jakob Häglsperger AKA Kalipo is a busy man.
Operating as one third of German electro-punk band Frittenbude,
his solo alias was brought to life in 2014 with debut album “Yaruto”,
released on experimental label Antime Records.
The multi-faceted producer now returns to Audiolith with the “Wanderer EP”,
after having released the gorgeous “Mäusemarsch” this summer
on the label’s electronic-focused Stiff Little Spinners compilation series.
“Wanderer “is a restless record which sees Kalipo work his way
through the deeper ends of four to the flour
with a refreshingly experimentalist approach to production,
with defamiliarized samples and analogue gear running the show.
The music has changed since the Berliner’s debut album,
becoming more propulsive, more physical and geared towards the dancefloor.
Composed mostly on tour or over extended periods of travelling,
the track names on “Wanderer” each come with their particular story,
referencing places Kalipo has previously played or traveled to.
Monolithic opener “Donau Sunrise” sets the tone straight from the start
with sanguine arpeggiators that work their way across a mystical backdrop.
Melancholic themes infiltrate the cracks of the album and stand out tracks
“Banana Garden”, written when Kalipo was stuck in a bamboo hut
in the middle of thai jungle with a 40 degree fever and nothing else but headphones,
a sampler and penicillin for company, and the stunning
“Institute Of Cotton Wool” are set to become earworms of the highest order.
“Wanderer” sees Kalipo right in his element.
Tension builds and dissolves gracefully throughout
and the Berliner’s audacious approach to production
give his music an authentic and very recognizable feel,
one which is clearly Berlin-influenced
but which also evades the set templates.
Wanderer is out January 2016 on Audiolith.