Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer Calcou released his latest single, ‘Below’ on April 22. The single is the third to be shared from his upcoming EP, Places which will be released on May 20 via MFRD+C. As a producer, Calcou has worked with a wide range of well-known brands, including Universal Music, Majestic Casual, L’Oréal, and Ferrero, to name a few.
Colourful tapestries of synths and rolling beats find themselves at home in Calcou’s latest single. Taking downtempo electronica and lending some upbeat vibrancy to the cause, ‘Below’ uses rhythmic grooves to deftly reform conventions at each turn. The result is like a good whiskey, irresistibly smooth and well-aged to keep you coming back for more.
Calcou tells us about the creation of ‘Below’:
“This time I tried to explore space – musically, but also in a broader sense as a feeling of restriction. By leaving certain musical decisions to algorithms, I tried to overcome these restrictions with playfulness and randomness, acknowledging the fact that control seems like an illusion now more than ever.
Most of the musical elements in ‘Below’ are samples of my own recordings. When things get wobbly and detuned, scattered by slicing or granular synthesis, I get this feeling of innovation and discovery, something nobody else will be able to recreate, even myself, except for that one little lucky moment in time and space.”
Stream it below.