Originally getting his start as a member of the German electro-punk band Frittenbude, producer Jakob H├Ąglsperger (aka Kalipo) began his solo career last year with his debut album, Yaruto, and is set to release his sophomore LP, Wanderer, via the Hamburg-based label Audiolith on January 22. Keeping himself busy with two musical projects, most of the tracks that appear on Wanderer were composed on the road while touring solo or with his Frittenbude outfit, hence the name of the album.

Changing up his sound since his last solo release, his new album focuses more on an overriding, four-on-the-floor dancefloor vibe that is substantial and firm in its confidence, bringing about an authentic sound that is both ethereal and obtainable. Each song featured on his forthcoming Wanderer album draws reference to a particular place the artist has traveled to during his many musical journeys. For example, “Banana Garden” and “Institute of Cotton Wool,” which is being featured today as an exclusive stream on XLR8R, were written when Kalipo was “stuck in a bamboo hut in the middle of Thai jungle with a 40 degree fever and nothing else but headphones, a sampler and penicillin for company.”

You can stream “Institute of Cotton Wool” in the player below and be sure to check out more from Kalipo by visiting his Soundcloud page here.

Pre-order the digital version of the album and receive an instant download of the track “Banana Garden.” (Link here)

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