Blossoming producer/composer Calcou shares a breathtaking debut LP, ‘Murmuration’

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Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Calcou has shared his sophomore album Murmuration on July 5th, 2024 via MfRD+C. 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. 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.

Murmuration is an enchanting journey through deep house electronica and more. Calcou captivates listeners with deep, rhythmic basslines, shimmering synths, and captivating pads that echo the resonance of nature. The standout track, ‘Birdsong’, lives up to its name with delicate piano chords blending into a hypnotic breakbeat, accompanied by organic textures. The album intricately weaves glitchy and natural sounds, creating an exhilarating and calming musical experience.

Calcou shared: “After several EPs that felt more like fragments, I finally wanted to tell a whole story.  Last year I saw huge flocks of birds dancing almost synchronously across the sky. I captured them on my phone and when I went back to the studio I was completely in awe: The movements of the birds seemed to lock in with my music immediately and it all felt very dreamy and hypnotic, other times driving and euphoric. 

It was incredible to discover how much rhythm and variation there is in the flight of birds and how inspiring it is to compose to it. 

To me, Murmuration feels very personal. It’s my first album and I think that’s always a special moment. I have tried to bring in many musical influences that have defined me as a human being and connect them as if in a swarm – Field Recordings, Re-Sampling, Acoustic elements, Jazz, Synthesziers and everything in between. I really hope the listener can feel the love for detail I put into creating this album but also the beauty of nature that inspired it.”

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