Record Kicks reissues mythical Calibro 35’s third album “Any Resemblance To Real Persons Or Actual Facts Is Purely Coincidental” sampled by Dr Dre in “Compton”.
Completing the trilogy of Calibro 35’s reissues, Record Kicks proudly presents “Any Resemblance To Real Persons Or Actual Facts Is Purely Coincidental”, the third album by Italian cinematic funk heroes CALIBRO 35, whose title track was sampled by Dr.Dre in “One Shot One Kill” featuring Snoop Dog in his 2015 “Compton” album. After the reprint of the previous two records “Calibro 35” and “Ritornano Quelli Di (The Return Of)”, this third and last reissue will be available on December 4th on a limited edition LP and digitally in a Deluxe Edition version. The digital Deluxe Edition includes 3 bonus tracks: the band’s original compositions “Ballando In Balera” and “Appuntamento al Contessa” and a cover of Herbie Hancock’s “Deathwish”.
Recorded in Brooklyn in just five days, with “Any Resemblance” the Milan cult combo, while cultivating its damn-near-perfected cinematic vibes, experiments a more improvisational approach to writing. “Massacre at Dawn” comes straight from afro-funk territory, an homage to Brooklyn heroes Budos Band and Menahan Street Band. “Rain On Concrete” instead sounds like a French soundtrack composed some decades ago by Francis Lai or Jean Claude Vannier. There is also a more globally-inspired flavour to several tracks on the album: from the Indian vibe of the sitar-injected “New Dehli Deli,” to the streets of San Francisco with the heavy weight of the clavinet on “Thank You and Good Bye,” to the high impact horn riffs of Detroit’s Motown Studio sound on “The BBQ Band” and “The Package”, and then back again to Italy for retro-scat vocals on “Uh Ah Brrr”, reminiscent of the best of Ennio Morrione’s and Piero Umiliani’s compositions from the 60s. Just like the previously reprinted “Calibro 35” and “The Return Of”, 2012 “Any Remblance” LP is highly sought-after by collectors and soundtrack aficionados worldwide and by popular demand a reissue sees the light of day on a limited edition Gatefold LP that includes digital download of the bonus tracks.
Active since 2008, CALIBRO 35 enjoy a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent bands around. During their ten-year career, they were sampled by Dr. Dre on his “Compton” album as well as by Jay-Z and The Child of Lov & Damon Albarn, they shared stages worldwide with the likes of Roy Ayers, Muse, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sharon Jones, Thundercat and Headhunters and as unique musicians they collaborated with, among others, PJ Harvey, Mike Patton, John Parish and Stewart Copeland and Nic Cester (The Jet). Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing that happened to Italy in the last years”, Calibro 35 can now count on a number of aficionados worldwide, including VIP fans such as Dj Food (Ninja Tune), Mr Scruff and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin’ Criminals) among others.