PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN if instrumental funk from outer space sounds like a good fit for your collection. Continuously sampled by and collaborating with some of the best musicians in the world, Calibro 35 have garnered a deserving reputation as one of the most interesting bands in contemporary music.
Available on crystal orange wax
Dr. Dre and Jay-Z sampled, legendary cinematic funk combo CALIBRO 35 have reissued their acclaimed, long-time sold out "S.P.A.C.E." on limited edition Crystal Orange vinyl.
Recorded to tape on an 8-track tape recorder at the 'analog mecca' Toe Rag Studios in London, the worldwide famous studio where The White Stripes penned "Elephant", "S.P.A.C.E." is the fifth studio album by Calibro 35. Forget about gripping noir atmospheres of their previous full lengths, with this album the Milan Combo escapes from planet earth and lands on their own satellite to write the perfect funk soundtrack of an imaginary Sci-Fi movie directed by Sergio Leone.
Thrown away the balaclavas and embraced a bunch of synthesizers, in their new installment Calibro 35 explores new territories. From the storming imaginary main title notes of the title track "S.P.A.C.E." to the percussive effects and creepy organ of "Serenade for a satellite" with incursions into cosmic afrobeat ("Ungwana Bay Launch Complex"), lunar funk ("Bandits On Mars") and trippy atmospheres ("Something Happened on Planet Earth") in S.P.A.C.E. Calibro 35 sounds as cinematic and groovy as ever. Captured live and direct to tape with no overdubbing or editing facilities by Tommaso Colliva (Muse/Franz Ferdinand), the sound is tough, warm and super tight and confirms the unique musicianship of the band able in few years to gain followers worldwide.
Described by Rolling Stone magazine's as "the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing, that happened to Italy in the last years", Calibro 35 enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent band around. Music by Calibro 35 has been used on Dr.Dre hip hop album of the year "Compton" ("One Shot One Kill feat Snoop Dog") and by Jay-Z ("Picasso Baby"), Child of Lov & Damon Albarn ("One Day") and hip hop supergroup Demigodz ("The Summer Of Sam"). They've played major venues and festivals all over Europe, with several trips playing the States and as unique musicians they've collaborated with amongst the others, PJ Harvey, Mike Patton, John Parish and Stewart Copeland. Get ready and be prepared to wear spacesuits, Calibro 35 are back and are about to lead you to new imaginary territories full of groove!