Calibre Mourns Loss of Friend with New Ambient Album
'Planet Hearth' LP is available now on Signature Recordings.
Calibre has released a new album, Planet Hearth, out today on his own Signature Recordings.
The 13-track album is dedicated to Calibre’s close friend who passed away last year, and is described as the Irish drum & bass producer’s most poignant record to date. It’s been a work in progress for over four years, described by Calibre as “part of a slow metamorphosis that I have wanted to do for a long time.”
The album’s story begins in 2015, as Calibre escaped to Valentia on the west coast of Ireland, where he sought solace away from the grind of modern living to write music and draw inspiration from his surroundings. He made “Planet Hearth” in Belfast a few weeks before losing his close friend, and this formed an “emotional narrative that will make even the hardest of hearts shed a tear upon listening,” we’re told.
The album is largely ambient, but there is a nod to Calibre’s drum & bass roots with “Walking in Circles,” a track that can and has been played in one of his sets. “A somewhat melancholic and atmospheric piece of work, it still has that signature Calibre sound, attesting to incredible diversity of the man,” the label adds.
02. Colby Park
04. Five Minute Flame
05. Planet Hearth
06. Walking In Circles
08. Thought Fields
10. Waiting For Reasons
13. Down That Road
Planet Hearth LP is available now on Signature Recordings. You can order it over at Bandcamp, and stream “Walking In Circles” below.