Music Review: Kalabash ‘Make Objects That Talk Then Listen to Them’May 27, 2023
We’re dealing with an exciting new vibe and definetely something odd and completely different!
It’s all about a phenomenal new arrival from a new collective of musicians, sound designers and filmmakers, focused on producing narrative-driven electronic music through collaborative worldbuilding. In a nutshell, this is Kalabash.
This Spring, they kick off their electronic journey with the digital single ‘Make Objects That Talk Then Listen to Them’, which comes out through London’s Tropopause Records.
A tune inspired by how human-made objects are providing new and alien views of the world, while altering the human experience in the process.
The track combines a unique blend of textural and punchy leftfield techno with subtle hints of smooth R&B and breaks projected through a dystopian soundscape.
Their debut tune is accompanied with a music video, which is a split between Kalabash and film director Matt Hass
As officially stated,
the idea sprung from a conversation about non-human minds and how they might perceive humanity
It explores how removing the context of everyday objects and experiences forces us to re-interpret their meaning and see things from new angles.
The movement and organised chaos of the edit creates a glorious multi-sensory explosion, uplifting the sounds of Kalabash’s music and providing a fractured vision of modern life.
Words by Peri GLOWKiD