1989 signifies the final chapter in Danish producer, Kölsch’s emotional autobiographical trilogy, Speicher 12” Series via the Kompakt label, which began with 1977 (2013), followed by 1983 (2015). The trilogy explores the emotional difficulty of Kölsch’s youth, growing up in Copenhagen.
1977, the year Kölsch was born, opens the trilogy; introducing Kölsch’s indisputable talent for combing profound melodic rhythms with the dynamic resonance of techno and house, continually testing the limits of the dancefloor. 1983, the second album in the trilogy, looks back on Kölsch’s travels around Europe when he was 6 years old. These two albums gave us iconic tracks such as ‘Goldfisch’, ‘Loreley’ and ‘Cassiopeia’.
With evident high expectations for the final album of the trilogy, 1989 does not disappoint. Focusing on his difficult early-teenage years; facing both puberty and the divorce of his parents. Kölsch depicts his early teens as ‘a difficult time in [my] life, where I mostly just remember the greyness of it all – grey feelings, grey weather and my own grey face.’ 1989 culminates in orchestral sounds throughout the trilogy, featuring a 24-person orchestra, thus incorporating harmonies only real strings can make.
To have such emotional investment behind production, composition and ideology immerses the trilogy into evoking a sentimentality that very few can convey through their music.
1989 will be released via the Kompakt label on 22nd September 2017.