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Kölsch's new album, “I Talk To Water”, represents the most personal statement to date by one of the most unique voices on the techno scene. Commemorating the producer's father, he weaves intimate domestic recordings from his father's music archives into some of Kölsch's most poetic productions. It's a beautifully resonant album that vibrates with emotional sincerity, addressing in a profound and reflective way the complexities of grief and family. His fifth album for Kompakt, after “1977", “1983", “1989" and “Now Here No Where”, cleverly navigates a territory that has always been natural for Kölsch's music: profoundly moving, rich in texture and beautifully melodic. It is a path that he has undertaken since his first productions such as Kölsch, which began to appear in the Speicher series by Kompakt. In those first tracks, he focused on the energy and intensity of the dance floor, a place that continues to feel like home for the producer. As his musical voice developed, his music spread to other territories, but with an eye always attentive to the fundamental architecture of techno. A thoughtful producer, he is also attentive to the wild moment, to the spark of creativity and to the play, to the exuberance and the physicality of the genre that continues to call home. It is something that has served Kölsch's music well: the ecstatic forms of his hit “Grey” have led to 5.5 million views on YouTube and almost 50 million views on Spotify. This creative flexibility undoubtedly derives from his rare growth: half German, half Irish, raised in Denmark, he grew up in the hippie community of Christiania, in Copenhagen. His father spent time as a practicing musician, a detail that cannot but have influenced Kölsch's decision to move into the creative arts. A wise decision, then: with an international profile as a DJ, having played extensively and in some of the biggest clubs in the world (fabric, Berghain), and a long prolific period of productions for Kompakt, and for his label IPSO that publishes collaborations with artists such as Michael Mayer, Tiga and Sasha, Kölsch's vision is true to itself, feverishly creative, unpretentious and deeply committed.