Calibre – Condition [SIGLP007]
Calibre returns with his enigmatic dub influenced drum and bass sound, smooth piano stabs with silky rolling beats.
His sixth studio album does nothing to dispel this belief and signals a return to his early noughties heyday when he knocked out sublime and understated but fully formed musical gems for fun. “Condition” has a slightly sunnier disposition than his 2010 long player Even If, but still retains the beautifully melancholic touch that has become Calibre’s trademark. Standout tracks “Who’s Singing” and “Mirage” are both haunting lessons in liquid and the tougher edged “Garbage Man” and “Schlager” are built for maximum impact. A must have
“Condition is my drum and bass follow up to “Even If”, I originally wanted to make an album that was more dance floor influenced, to have a more light hearted approach, in some ways it has that, but I couldn’t stop myself from making the deeper material, for years i have wrestled with the subtle side of drum and bass, my journey has been one that tries to attain the simple groove, to keep removing the layers of this music, this album is an expression of this, and how im still feeling the underdog waiting for the cycle……. it came about as it always has and thats the way its supposed to, enjoyable and moving fast to discover the stillness.”