New Music: Koudlam – New Album ‘Benidorm Dream’ out Jan 26th

New Music: Koudlam – New Album ‘Benidorm Dream’ out Jan 26th

BENIDORM DREAM Out 26th January (UK) Sony Music

After his first official album, “GOODBYE”, released in 2009, and the “ALCOHOLIC HYMNS” EP (in 2011) French composer Koudlam has been celebrated as a UFO in the electronic scene. Writing indie trans-genre hits (such as See You All and Sunny Day) between two tropical operas (“Live at Teotihuacan” / “The Great Empire”) and prestigious collaborations in contemporary art, he is an artist highly regarded by critics and the public.

Koudlam’s futuristic and archeological music, mixing tribal rhythms, synthetic pan-flutes, luminous melodies, phantasmagoric vocals and metaphysical choir, sometimes described as “world music of the Apocalypse”, manages to bridge the violence of techno and the Symphony of the New World.


Koudlam – “Negative Creep” from Jamie Harley on Vimeo.

His new album “Benidorm Dream” was written in a Benidorm skyscraper, and conceived as a solitary and melancholic ode to this unique seaside resort in the south of Spain, where the architectural chaos (no evident city-planning rules, unusual concentration of night clubs in high towers) looks beached on the Costa Blanca, and seems to be celebrating a party that refuses to end, and face a reprieved world.

Once again, Koudlam appropriates musical codes, embezzling rʼnʼb, trance, and hardcore techno (his musical roots) to build his own exotic and icy monolith, and once again successfully unites body and mind, dance and ideas.


‘Any musician who lists black metaller Burzum next to Elvis in their influences is bound to be diverse. The French symphonic composer purveys a skewed electronica with rootsy rock vocals’ – NME
‘As the steady influx of European beatmakers picks up pace, it’s becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. For as many that catch our attention, a million slip by. However, there was no way Koudlam wasn’t going to get some face time with Dazed’Dazed
‘It is difficult to see where Koudlam is coming from when he describes his music as ‘electronica, psychobilly and tropicala’, yet the French composer is clearly successfully experimental. He’s already found a home in the galleries and clubs of Europe, hopefully we will start to hear more of his work in clubs across Britain.  We should all start looking to Koudlam for experimental electro genius.’  The 405

Previous post
VIDEO: Katzenjammer share the new official video for single 'Lady Grey'
Next post
Georgia Rock Band Microwave Sign to Boston Label Antique Records

New Music: Koudlam – New Album ‘Benidorm Dream’ out Jan 26th