Calla have crafted a memorable, if not dark and atmospheric, album that at first sounds too basic to be enthralling, but upon repeated spins the listener is rewarded with new facets of musicianship. It's like crawling into your bed at night - you know it's familiar but it takes a few moments to find the comfort zone.
Album · 2003 · 10 Songs. Calla Live At Double Door 03/15/2004. It Dawned On Me - EP. 2005. See All. Ha Ha, Vwah Lah.
Label: Rykodisc – RCD 16027. Mixed By – William Pavone. Producer – Calla, Chris Zane. Programmed By – Sean Donovan, Wayne B. Magruder.
So if I simply told you that the new Calla album, Televise, was "pretty," would you even know what the hell I meant? Pretty for you might be that song Eric Clapton wrote for his kid who fell out of the window. To me, that song is totally corny. I would cite Sonic Youth’s "Diamond Sea" as a great example of true beauty in music. But I suppose there’s a middle of the road. Somewhere between the simplicity of a pretty little pop song and the sprawling endlessness of absolute beauty of sonic landscapes, you’ll find Calla’s Televise. Oh, but the old cliche, Joe!
Televise is Calla's third album of strange, noise-infected indie pop. Static-filled drones hover and pulse and function in the way a rhythm section would in a traditional rock outfit. The band builds itself carefully around the electronics contributed by bassist/keyboardist Sean Donovan and drummer Wayne Magruder.
CALLA’s previous album had a big picture of an insect on the cover. So did Massive Attack’s last album. This entomological coincidence offers one clue to Calla’s sound: it is what Massive Attack would sound like if they wielded guitars instead of samplers. Slow, moody, managing to be somehow both disinterested and passionate, and with every sound polished and repolished until it’s just right. If you put Low and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club together in a studio and told them to cover Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, this could be the result.
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2003 studio album by Calla. Televise is the third album from New York-based Calla.
Performer:Calla Genre: Rock Title: Televise Released: 2002 Style: Indie Rock MP3 version ZIP size: 1798 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1532 mb Rating: 4.6 Votes: 174 Other Formats: ASF MMF MIDI AAC TTA AIFF MOD