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Calibro 35 - S.P.A.C.E.
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Calibro 35


Record Kicks

Released: 6th November 2015 | 14 track funk album

Recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London, Record Kicks proudly presents S.P.A.C.E., the greatly anticipated new album from the legendary Italian cinematic funk combo Calibro 35, who were recently sampled by Dr. Dre on Compton.

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 the gripping noir atmospheres of their previous full lengths, with the new 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. They've thrown away the balaclavas and embraced a bunch of synthesizers in their new instalment where Calibro 35 explores fresh 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 sound 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 as the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing that has happened to Italy in the past few years, Calibro 35 enjoy a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent bands around.

Music by Calibro 35 has been used by Dr. Dre on his hip-hop album of the year Compton (One Shot One Kill feat. Snoop Dogg) 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 in the States and as unique musicians they've collaborated with, amongst 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!

"Italy's finest funk fuelled freakster set the controls for Mars...Basically It's another Italian Job! Dynamite!"
Blues & Soul Magazine UK
"Really liking this album by Italian group Calibro 35 – a real mix of analogue space-scapes, spy soundtrack stylings, funky psychness and more…Excellent."
Dj Food, Ninja Tune
"Awesome tripnographic pulsations that hit the cerebral auditory cortex like an atom bomb. Sounds like it was recorded in the 18th dimension. On acid. In space."
Jazzman Gerald, Jazzman Records
"Calibro 35 Strikes again, this time On Mars!"
Jazz Thing Magazine