Calcou unveils his album, Murmuration

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer Calcou releases his album, Murmuration, with focus track, ‘Birdsong’, on 5 July 2024 via MfRD+C. His recent singles have been featured in global Spotify playlists like Fresh Finds and Late Night Vibes, as well as Apple Music’s Today’s Chill. Calcou has received praise from CLASH Magazine, Stereofox, Majestic Casual, and others. He has also worked with brands like Universal Music and BMW, featuring his track, ‘Anthophyllite’, in a global ad campaign.

Murmuration is a captivating journey through deep house electronica and beyond. Calcou enchants his listeners with deep, driving basslines, shimmering synths, and entrancing pads, all infused with the natural world’s echoing resonance. The focus track, ‘Birdsong’, lives up to its name with delicate piano chords introducing a gentle breakbeat, as hypnotic, organic textures blend seamlessly. After a serene bridge, the groove returns with renewed energy, leading to a radiant conclusion. The album’s sonic elements are meticulously crafted, combining glitchy and natural sounds to create a thrilling yet calming 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, Synthesizers 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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