Danish house and techno artist Kölsch has unveiled a new album, I Talk To Water, which has been described as a ‘poignant journey through love and grief’.
The album is inspired by Kölsch’s father Patrick Reilly, a musician during the sixties and seventies who passed away in 2003 – a number of tracks, including Grape, Tell Me and It Ends Where It Began, all use recordings of his father’s guitar playing.
The pandemic lockdown period inspired Kölsch to reflect on his father’s passing, and how he could memorialise such a significant figure in his life.
“This whole album is about the process of loss, and for me it’s been one of my main driving forces in my musical life, the whole emotional aspect of whatever I’ve done has been based in that feeling that he’s not there anymore,” he explained.
Elsewhere, opening track I Talk To Water features vocals from Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell.
I Talk To Water is Kölsch’s his first album since 2020’s lushly orchestrated Now Here No Where, which marked his return to the Kompakt label.
Kölsch, real name Rune Reilly Kølsch, will mark release of I Talk To Water with a global tour, spanning Europe, South America and the United States, as well as festivals including Tomorrowland Brazil, Art of the Wild and Amsterdam ADE. More information can be found here.