With his new, fourth solo-album »Grand Départ«, Fritz Kalkbrenner travels further in the direction he took two years ago with his previous, successful album »Ways Over Water«. The singer, producer and composer from East-Berlin outdoes himself with masterful arrangements and weighty-analog soundscapes, creating precise sound-design to lose yourself into.
The »Grand Départ« is the first day of the Tour de France, and for Fritz Kalkbrenner it stands for the starting shot of taking an idea and turning it into a Gesamtkunstwerk – thus a deserving name for an album. Kalkbrenner’s thinking goes against the grain: For years, people - especially those in the electronic music genre - have been heralding the death of the album format, but he can’t and will not let go of it. Even today, in the age of the self- curated playlist, he is obsessed with getting the track order just right.
Fritz Kalkbrenner will turn the hole Rockhal-Box to a big dance floor on 7th April 2017!