You all know him, you all love him, you all recognise him by his silhouette.
Yes, we are talking about Danish star Kölsch, the one who wears that hat so bloody gorgeously. And Melbourne REALLY loves him: he sold out his last two Melbourne shows at Bottom End and Brown Alley.
Yup, correct. That is a lot of punters at each show all loving him sick. What is it about the production machine that everyone loves? His fashion appeal? His ‘Romantic Techno’? Or maybe it is because he just instinctively knows how to make a tune that will resonate? After all, his bio does state: Rune Reilly Kölsch has sold millions of records all over the world under his many different monikers and production work. (You might recognise ">this one)
Either way, the man knows how to entertain, and for the last 4 years the hit machine has been focusing on a concept using his life experience as a narrative for an album project on Germany’s Kompakt Records. The album ‘1977’ focussed on the year of his birth, and the uplifting and euphoric melodies portrayed the hope and happiness one would associate with a newborn. The next album, ‘1983’, were a vibrant and picturesque journey sound tracking the year he travelled through Europe aged six, Now we arrive at next album ‘1989’, and this time around it sounds like the melodies might be a bit more moody than album’s past: “With 1989, we have arrived in my early teens”, Kölsch explains, “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.”
Damn. That sounds like some deep territory.
But let’s not digress here, as Kölsch have just announced a world tour and brand new live show to accompany the final release in the trilogy. And he chose Melbourne as one of the select cities he will perform in. YES. What’s even more interesting is that the show will take place at the Forum Theatre, easily one of Melbourne’s best live venues. It’s been a while since we had an electronic music artist of Kölsch’s stature perform there so it really shows the brevity of the situation. People are excited hey.
And we are promised a ‘head-turning new show which will include a stunning visual aspect alongside music from the brand new album, and, of course, past Kölsch classics.’ Yeah man. Check out the below hour from the man at last year’s Sonar and then get excited. And don’t miss out on registering for pre-sale tickets now as they will fly once available.
Friday 8th December, The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, 9PM – 1AM
Ticket prices start from: $55 + BF and are on sale from Ticketmaster here.
Kölsch ‘1989’ will be released 22nd of September through Kompakt Records