5/10 Ian Staff review, 08 May 2014
Brooding folky post-rock types Her Name Is Calla are back with their third album, ‘Navigator’ which has been produced over the last few years with band members Tom and Adam passing demos back and forth to each other to be eventually filled out with their usual sound of uber downbeat post-apocalyptic folk. ‘Navigator’ is all very familiar sounding with great sweeping strings and piano with falsetto vocals and a lean towards the darker side of life.
It’s a good idea on paper but sometimes feels like the weaker bits of Godspeed You! Black Emperor have been mixed with the stadium indie-rock of Muse and maybe a bit of early Arcade Fire.
It’s all very nicely produced and has a yearning quality that will probably appeal to thirty something middle-class history teachers but to me it kind of floats past like an old Tesco carrier bag.
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