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Independent Dancer

by Kalabrese

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    Side A
    A1. Purple Rose
    A2. Let The Good Times Roll (feat. A.C. Kupper)

    Side B
    B1. Independent Dancer
    B2. Fresh And Foolish (feat. Sarah Palin)
    B3. Afterhour

    Side C
    C1. Desperate Man (feat. Khan)
    C2. Das Haus Am Fluss

    Side D
    D1. Booklyn 55
    D2. Wanzka

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Purple Rose 06:37
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Makossa 04:20
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Brooklyn 55 06:19
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Wanzka 08:57
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Sihltal 08:50
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Marzikala 05:44
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Find A Place 03:21

about

“Together, we're playing and dancing to a song, a song that we don't know.”
(Sacha Winkler aka Kalabrese)
Kalabrese is a curious tastemaker and bold musical force that dares to tread the murky waters between indie and electronica, playfully emphasising vocals on song based productions and presenting an album that pushes the limits and portrays dance music in a peculiar and natural way. Inspired by blues, funk, and all those beautiful dancers and tragic heroes of the night, ‘Independent Dancer’ is laced with curiosity and fever inducing productions.
Six years on from his 2007 debut album ‘Rumpelzirkus’, a critically acclaimed project that was pursued by performances at infamous festivals like Sonar, Mutek in Montreal and Transmediale in Berlin as well as playing nearly every club basement in Europe with his live-project “Rumpelorchester”, Sascha Winkler AKA Kalabrese returns with a masterpiece.
Sounding like a soundtrack from James Murphy (in fact Kalabrese played back to back with the LCD Soundsystem lead man in 2012) and Nicolas Jaar, who featured his epic blues solo ‘Desperate Man’ on his own Resident-Advisor podcast, ‘Independent Dancer’ commences with an almost euphoric and certainly unpretentious spirit. ‘Purple Rose’ steps out downbeat with Sarah Palin, the newest Rumpel discovery, singing an astonishing duet with Kala, an almost country-like creation with ringing bells from the Alps and a hypnotic house beat crashing behind. Kalabrese recruits friend and mentor, A.C. Kupper (who also designed the cover) to sing ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ taking his falsetto voice and overlaying chunky beats and a captivating synth-line, inspiring the urge to dance in only the most sincere way.

‘Independent Dancer’ varies in tempo and rhythm throughout, from the wonderful airy ballad of ‘Stone On Your Back’ with its cello parts played by Dominik Löhrer and light bossanova rhythm, juxtaposed with ‘Wanzka’, an active, swinging afro-groove gem with mind-blowing, lyrical brass parts courtesy of Michael Flury and Benjamin Danech. Guest singer Khan from Berlin, can be heard on the hypnotic Arabic inspired bonus track ‘Feeling Me’ and also on ‘Desperate Man’, which Rumpel-member Marton di Katz rocks a crazy groove bassline sensations. Towards the conclusion everything twists into cosiness once again as Kalabrese extols the Sihl Valley with ‘Sihltal’, a punchy disco tune spiked with melancholy and expressing a soft wish of togetherness.

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released April 26, 2013

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Rumpelmusig Zürich, Switzerland

rumpelmusig is a research station for unconventional dance music. founder in 2013 is kalabrese - one of the more glittering characters in zurichs music scene.

contact: rumpelmusig@gmail.com

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