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CALAPSE

ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCER IN DURHAM, NC

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Durham, North Carolina producer CALAPSE (Reed Benjamin) gifts a buoyant, resonant impact on 'Forget That', the opening track to his recently released debut You Know How I Feel. The sharp, dreamy crystalline production breathes like hectic dreams, evoking stirring shifts of colors and waves, faded into the sampled echoes of "forget ... forget ..." – Matt Korman, The 405

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REVIEWS

Chasing the Kraftwerk-like buzz of "Funeral," the effectively beatless "Sanctuary" cleanses the palate with a jaunty piano plonk, stretched into a tumescent organ swell. Also evinced by the backwards juke of "Forget That" and the pastoral hiccups of "If I Fly," Benjamin delights in devising seemingly simple pop melodies only to then drag them merrily through the digital dirt, dinging and warping them in the process.

Benjamin's work here resides at a familiar albeit uncompromising midpoint between nightclub accessibility and avant radicalism. – Gary Suarez, Indy Week

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