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.
Rival Consoles - Recovery
D/R/U/G/S - Cheap Hearts
The Acid - Red (Olaf Stuut Remix)
Krisztian Dobrocsi - Subwolfer
Kenny Glasgow - In Too Deep
Malory - Dah
Villette - Fall (Christian Löffler Remix)
Dario Lanzellotti - Neve
Deepchord - Where Science Meets the Divine
Chocky - Tool Time - Ears Have Eyes
Tom Day - Peaks
Serph - Luck (Darjeeling Version)
Thanks to www.klangextase.de
Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan (Poolside Rework Extended Intro)
Maribou State - Wallflower (Ross from Friends Remix)
Vessels - Echo In (Antenna Happy Remix)
Julien Mier - Burnt Up (taken off the Changing Currents EP)
Eating Snow - Gravel And Trees
Kalipo - Institute of Cottonwool
HellDunkel - It’s You
John Roberts - Ever Or Not
Stephan Bodzin - Singularity
The Micronaut - Laughing Sister
Kalipo - Yaruto B-Sides & Remixes
Release: 30.10.2015 (Digital)
01. Red Bird
02. Lux (Aplysia Remix)
04. Get Rich (Krink Remix)
05. Alles Klar
06. Hello Night
07. Get Rich (Occupanther Remix)
It's been over a year since Kalipo has released his debut album »Yaruto« through the Berlin-based ANTIME imprint. Ever since then, the Bavarian-born Jakob Häglsperger has been quite busy, bringing his analogue live sets all over the globe while working on new material. Before some of that will be unleashed on another label very dear to the ANTIME crew, Kalipo returns with a 7 track EP which is mysteriously called »Yaruto B-Sides & Remixes«. When being asked for comment on the ominous title, the reclusive producer denied. It's up to every single one of you to interpret what on earth that might mean. However, a release date is set - »Yaruto B-Sides & Remixes« will be out digitally on Oct 30th - and contains 7 cuts clocking in at a generous 38 minutes.
The sample-heavy »Red Bird« is playful Deep House tune for those magic hours after the after-hours when the energy returns out of nowhere. Aplysia presents a Matthew Herbert-like re-interpretation of Kalipo's »Lux« complete with tinkling 8-bit sounds. »Paligula« leans more toward the spooky and sinister - imagine someone injecting some grooves into a New Wave track and you get the idea. Kalipo's long time friend KRINK takes on the Steve Reich-influenced »Get Rich«, boiling it down into a dubby, pschedlic trip best to be enjoyed at 4:20pm. »Alles Klar« highlights Häglsperger's talent to create driving yet minimalistic rhythms as well as his knack for weaving vocal samples into another as if those were meant to enter a dialogue some day. »Hello Night« however aims straight for a dancefloor near you, evoking both euphoria and melancholy at once. Occupanther offers another perspective on »Get Rich«: The Munich-based producer lets the piece unfold slowly before objecting it to a Hip Hop-leaning treatment which beautifully emphasises its harmonic and melodic qualities and perfectly closes this diverse selection of previously unreleased b-sides and remixes. Oh, wait. So that's why!