Paul Kalkbrenner is a superstar. And still he has truly remained down to earth. He is talented, ambitious and successful – although his inner child always is ever visible beneath the surface. He is a loner, yet full of empathy. A cosmopolitan, yet ever firmly rooted in Berlin. He is a raver with his arms in the air allowing himself moments of reflection. A man who is able to lose himself completely in exhilaration and trance but who never switches off his mind.
Kalkbrenner’s music is challenging and full of energy, but also has serene and profound moments. The music aims toward ecstatic situations and at the same time is entirely in the here and now. It deals with the pressure one is exposed to on a daily basis as well as the knowledge that work and a daily routine is not all there is – it combines trance, art, madness, friendship, hope, family and love in one.
He can encompass all aspects and facets of his music in a singular and comprehensive stroke on the seventeen tracks of his latest album, “Guten Tag”. These seventeen tracks form not only a cross-section but are also the essence of everything that came before and to Paul it is his most perfect album to date. And although he stands far away from his fans, he is right there in their midst. Passionate and serene. Down-to-earth with his head in the clouds. Highly concentrated – and ever raving.