"Formidablement bien réussi… disque volontiers sombre mais magnifique !"
"Wonderfully successful ... drive willingly dark but beautiful!"
Coup de cœur - TV5Monde "300 millions de critiques"
"Tout l’art de Calpini est là, palpable et indéchiffrable à la fois, dissimulé dans les strates de ses compositions, lové dans l’imaginaire de ses auditeurs: sa musique secrète des images, des atmosphères envoûtantes, grinçantes. Il manie les sons comme des textures, des données brutes à affiner, en alchimiste."
"All of Calpini's art is there, palpable and indecipherable at the same time, hidden in the strata of his compositions, coiled in the imagination of his listeners: his music secretes images, mesmerizing, creaking atmospheres. like textures, raw data to refine, alchemist. "
"…un disque magistral…un puissant témoignage de liberté."
"…a masterful record ... a powerful testimony of freedom."
"Magician of experimental sound ... drummer, composer and improviser, Christophe Calpini navigates brilliantly between electro, jazz and ambient-music. Surrounded by machines of all kinds, creates pared-down sound landscapes that are as beautiful as they are unsettling . A unique free spirit, Christophe Calpini is both inspiration and role model for a new generation of keenly experimental Swiss musicians.”
Swiss Music Prize 2017
A pioneer of the Swiss and European hip-pop scene with Silent Majority, Christophe Calpini has been collaborating since 1994 with Pierre Audétat (STADE, Piano Seven), Erik Truffaz, Joy Frempong (OY), Infinite Livez, Ganesh Geymeier & Rodolphe Burger to mention a few. Drummer, sound hacker and producer of many Swiss artists, he is also co-founder of STADE (Big Dada), Dog Almond & Mobile In Motion. Noticed by Alain Bashung, Christophe Calpini produced, alongside New York guitarist Marc Ribot, six tracks from his album "L'Imprudence”.
These experimental electronic songs, half of which stretch past the 10-minute mark, evolve slowly and with purpose, building incrementally to climaxes as intuitive as they are thrilling. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 13, 2020