Is there nothing Calibre can’t turn his hand to? After blowing away our resident D&B expert with that Fabric mix and winning acclaim for his jazz inspired drum and bass sound it seems the Irish producer is ready to traverse more new ground with the release of a more down-tempo effort under his own name of Dominick Martin.
His second album of this year after the recently released Spill the new album is to be entitled Valentia after the island on the west coast of Ireland on which it was recorded. The set up for the recording session was a minimalist venture with Martin only taking a laptop and microphone with him stating “in one of the rooms sat a piano, and as my fingers touched the keys I knew there was a story there waiting to be told. The sound of the piano in that place was something very magical as 100mph winds battered the house and interrupted my recordings.”
Whilst not the entire album was recorded on the tiny Irish island the majority of it’s conception was based there and whilst you can still sees flecks of his illustrious D&B heritage throughout the production it is a far cry from the type of material we’ve come to expect from the man known as Calibre with beatless and slower jazz enthused numbers making the final cut for the work. Set for release on his own imprint Signature Records as a digital and CD release July 15th you’ll have to be quick if you want to cop a copy of the latter with the run being limited to 500 copies.
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