Despite shifting in shape, size and number, Her Name is Calla have resolutely maintained an unequivocal melodrama in their everything they’ve ever done. One senses its prime constituents, Tom Morris and Sophie Green, would rather cease to exist than compromise on this in any respect, and indeed it therefore feels fairly apt that their latest recording, Ragman Roll, sounds like the gradual though in no way undignified sinking of a once prestigious vessel. Tumbling keys recall both Michael Hadreas and Ludovico Einaudi all at once, whilst Morris’ affected, breathy vocal will surely resuscitate the Thom Yorke comparisons to have long since bedevilled the band. Though to return to abandoned allegory, if they’re this time out not sounding altogether High And Dry then Down is the New Up and in channeling yet more unimpeachably glum desolation, they again combine to conjure something all but entirely worth tuning into – attentions undivided.
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- 2013: An Artist's Impression, feat. @trubluhawaii & @pickapiper & @radhostweets2u & @sanferminband & @weareskylarkin: http://t.co/HQZdYyroPL about 33 minutes ago from web
- A surfy doozy best reserved for deepest, doziest reverie, stream @beachskulls' Grim That: http://t.co/AY20Q5p7Jy #ADifferentKindofSmooth about 5 hours ago from web
- Stream #YearoftheSpawn – a second from, and the sweeping finale to, The @hidden_cameras’ sixth studio album, Age: http://t.co/9XiI1j4vlT about 5 hours ago from web
- Peter Michel, alias Hibou, returns with Hide Away. And rarely did so-called glo-fi sound quite so good: http://t.co/XkgQ1bz0Jh @Hiboumichel about 6 hours ago from web