Multi-faceted artist Calibre shares his sixteenth studio album "Feeling Normal".
The record is his first bonafide 140bpm record and a staggering body of work that shows the genius levels of one of electronic music's most respected auteurs. Across the 13 tracks, he transcends through space and time, creating music that will take the listener on a weighty sonic journey. The album announcement is accompanied by two dub versions "Bad" and "Badder" deconstructed from the track "Badman" with DRS from Mark Ernestus available via his Hardwax store January 29th and Bandcamp February 12th. "Getting to work with Mark Ernestus is a real honour, I collected Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound and his other work for many years and still do. It's hard to avoid the influence of this guy in electronic music across genres and so it is a real pleasure to have him do his thing with the Badman tune which I think sounds closely related."
All of the tracks on the record have been road-tested in Calibre's DJ sets over the last 2/3 years with many of them being sought-out by his hardcore fans. It was only a matter of time then that he put them out for all to consume. With a nod to the dancefloor, the clear idea for the album came about following the release of his most personal album to date "Planet Hearth". "It still works in the headspace but ultimately it's been written for the sweaty club experience we miss now, also after an album like Planet Hearth it felt very liberating to do," he remarks. When writing albums, he often just puts it down to the general chaos of life, not citing any one influence but generally just waits to see what comes. With one of the tracks on the album written 7 years ago on the island of Valentia, It became a project that he spent the intervening years collecting tracks for, not really knowing when he was going to put it together as an album. "The whole album is special to me, everything on there has import and meaning beyond for me, I have spent much time on all these and hope they are special for other people too."
Belfast-born, Berlin-based Calibre - AKA Dominick Martin - shows no sign of slowing down. As a producer, DJ, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter, he is one of the most unique and inspiring living artists. With a career spanning two decades, his ability to remain underground whilst being one of the most-respected is testament to who this enigmatic artist is. To this day, he has never been remixed and has a seriously impressive amount of unreleased music under wraps. With everything on hold and gigs on the backburner, this record is exactly what the world needs right now.
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Artist Calibre Label Signature Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 4x12" Genre Drum & Bass / Jungle, Electronic, House, Techno Release Date 26 Feb 2021 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Calibre - Barren Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_A1.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Calibre - Change With Me Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_A2.mp3 Track 3 Position B1 Track 3 Title Calibre & Cimone - Time To Breathe Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_B1.mp3 Track 4 Position C1 Track 4 Title Calibre - Has To Happen Track 4 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_C1.mp3 Track 5 Position C2 Track 5 Title Calibre - Feeling Normal Track 5 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_C2.mp3 Track 6 Position D1 Track 6 Title Calibre & DRS - Badman Track 6 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_D1.mp3 Track 7 Position E1 Track 7 Title Calibre - Good Times Track 7 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_E1.mp3 Track 8 Position F1 Track 8 Title Calibre & DRS - Say Enough Track 8 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_F1.mp3 Track 9 Position G1 Track 9 Title Calibre - Miami Track 9 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_G1.mp3 Track 10 Position G2 Track 10 Title Calibre - Predicatable Track 10 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_G2.mp3 Track 11 Position H1 Track 11 Title Calibre - Man Got Sandwich Track 11 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_H1.mp3 Track 12 Position H2 Track12 Title Calibre - Wrong Track 12 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/SIGLP016/SIGLP016_H2.mp3