Biography / Info
Calika is Simon Kealoha an artist focused on exploring the uneasy interface between electronic and acoustic music.
» Label: Audiobulb Records
Following his debut “Small talk Kills Me” on Audiobulb, Simon has released music on the UK Polyfusia label as one part
of Clifford/Kealoha (a collaboration with Mark Clifford from Seefeel) and a further solo album, “The Bright Spot” on
Benbecula. Calika's aesthetic combines timbres born from the strings of dismantled pianos, harps, mouth organs and
seemingly dismembered voices. The nuances of these sources are combined with Simon's acoustic and bass guitar
and his synthesiser playing. These tonal elements are set against an off-kilter backbeat of percussion made from
found-sounds and processed drum kits. Simon works on his music day and night. His work is time consuming,
obsessive, and compelling to listen to.