KÖLSCH follows his album '1977' with the new full-length '1983'

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KÖLSCH follows his album '1977' with the new full-length '1983'

Revered Danish producer and live performer KÖLSCH follows his 2013 hit album '1977' with the new full-length '1983', again chaining up heroic techno tracks for a grandiose sonic journey to the vibrant heart of today's dance floor. Coupling contemporary production pizzaz with nostalgia-tinged soundscapes and sweeping melodies, this opus acts as both a skilfully composed portfolio of personal memories and a sublime collection of crowd-charming cuts - a modern classic in the making, coming from a master of his craft. Kölsch himself describes ‘1983’ as a “travel album,” inspired by the first year he travelled through Europe with his parents as a six year old, thus providing a narrative and autobiographical sound-scape. The tracks were developed as demo's and thoroughly road-tested during his live shows and as Rune explains, “chances are that if you've heard my live show over the last two years, you've heard a lot of the new album.” The result is an elegant, anthemic, transcendent soundtrack, which engulfs the listener from the onset. A sonic coupling of classical composition and contemporary production, the addition of Gregor Schwellenbach's emotive orchestral strings blend in harmony with the beat-laden percussion, offering a symphony of sound unheard in the techno spectrum. Setting the bar with ‘1977’, Kölsch has garnered even greater heights with ‘1983.’ With the beat-less opening track serving as a prequel to the thumping synth-infused techno of the LP, the Danish mastermind continues to prove himself a master raconteur. The recollection is clear in Kölsch’s work and the emotion is iridescent, with WhoMadeWhos’s Tomas Høffding offering up his services on ‘Bloodline,’ bringing another dimension to a work already so layered and complex. ‘Der Die Das’ stands as a masterpiece of finely tuned techno, seamlessly flowing between synthetic and analogue orchestration. The aural dynamics continue throughout, resting on the final track ‘Papageno’ with Waa Industry supplying the melancholic vocals, the track serves as a plaintive end to the cathartic experience that is ‘1983.’ Tracklist; 1. 1983 2. Talbot (feat. Gregor Schwellenbach) 3. Moonface 4. Two Birds 5. Pacer 6. The Road (feat. Gregor Schwellenbach) 7. Cassiopeia (feat. Gregor Schwellenbach) 8. DerDieDas 9. Die Anderen 10. Bloodline (feat. Tomas Høffding of WhoMadeWho) 11. Unterwegs 12. E45 13. Papageno 30 Years Later (feat. Waa Industry) Release Date: 8th June 2015.

Revered Danish producer and live performer KÖLSCH follows his 2013 hit album '1977' with the new full-length '1983', again chaining up heroic techno tracks for a grandiose sonic journey to the vibrant heart of today's dance floor. Coupling contemporary production pizzaz with nostalgia-tinged soundscapes and sweeping melodies, this opus acts as both a skilfully composed portfolio of personal memories and a sublime collection of crowd-charming cuts - a modern classic in the making, coming from a master of his craft. Kölsch himself describes ‘1983’ as a “travel album,” inspired by the first year he travelled through Europe with his parents as a six year old, thus providing a narrative and autobiographical sound-scape. The tracks were developed as demo's and thoroughly road-tested during his live shows and as Rune explains, “chances are that if you've heard my live show over the last two years, you've heard a lot of the new album.” The result is an elegant, anthemic, transcendent soundtrack, which engulfs the listener from the onset. A sonic coupling of classical composition and contemporary production, the addition of Gregor Schwellenbach's emotive orchestral strings blend in harmony with the beat-laden percussion, offering a symphony of sound unheard in the techno spectrum. Setting the bar with ‘1977’, Kölsch has garnered even greater heights with ‘1983.’ With the beat-less opening track serving as a prequel to the thumping synth-infused techno of the LP, the Danish mastermind continues to prove himself a master raconteur. The recollection is clear in Kölsch’s work and the emotion is iridescent, with WhoMadeWhos’s Tomas Høffding offering up his services on ‘Bloodline,’ bringing another dimension to a work already so layered and complex. ‘Der Die Das’ stands as a masterpiece of finely tuned techno, seamlessly flowing between synthetic and analogue orchestration. The aural dynamics continue throughout, resting on the final track ‘Papageno’ with Waa Industry supplying the melancholic vocals, the track serves as a plaintive end to the cathartic experience that is ‘1983.’ Tracklist; 1. 1983 2. Talbot (feat. Gregor Schwellenbach) 3. Moonface 4. Two Birds 5. Pacer 6. The Road (feat. Gregor Schwellenbach) 7. Cassiopeia (feat. Gregor Schwellenbach) 8. DerDieDas 9. Die Anderen 10. Bloodline (feat. Tomas Høffding of WhoMadeWho) 11. Unterwegs 12. E45 13. Papageno 30 Years Later (feat. Waa Industry) Release Date: 8th June 2015.