Kompakt will release the Danish artist's second full-length in June.
The record arrives two years on from Rune Reilly Kölsch's debut album, 1977, which was also issued by Kompakt. Kölsch says this new LP was inspired by childhood car journeys through Europe. "When I was a kid in 1983, we used to drive through Europe every summer on the way to the south of France," he says. "A lot of my early music memories stem from these long travels, as we would listen to all my father's favorite records on the cassette deck. After getting a walkman, I would make up my own soundtrack for travelling, with early electro and hip hop creeping into my life. My father of course did not like it, and it never graced the official cassette deck of the car, obviously."
1983 features collaborations with Gregor Schwellenbach, Waa Industry and WhoMadeWho's Tomas Høffding. Two album cuts—"Two Birds" and "Derdiedas"—also appear on Kölsch's forthcoming Speicher 84 single for Kompakt, which is due out April 20th. For more on Kölsch, check out this 2014 RA feature.
Listen to a snippet of album tune "DerDieDas" below.
02. Talbot feat. Gregor Schwellenbach
04. Two Birds
06. The Road feat. Gregor Schwellenbach
07. Cassiopeia feat. Gregor Schwellenbach
09. Die Anderen
10. Bloodline feat. Tomas Høffding of WhoMadeWho
13. Papageno 30 Years Later feat. Waa Industry
Kompakt will release 1983 on June 8th, 2015.