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Album Review

2003's Televise was by no means a poor album from Calla, but it often seemed too resigned and, occasionally, downright deflated. When the songs on 2001's Scavengers operated at a low-energy level, they at least had a smoldering, shadowy allure. On Collisions, the band wipes the sleep out of its eyes and produces a set of songs that is more inspired and vital, even if it's equally embittered and dejected. The added oomph — faster riffs here and there, stop-start rhythms, terse vocal phrasings — is bound to cause some comparisons to fellow New York band Interpol. However, each one of the characteristics has been in Calla all along. It's only now that they're being exposed to this extent (while the electronic undercurrents of old are made all but completely invisible), and the move results in the band's second-best album to date.

Customer Reviews

solid rock, deep and atmospheric

this second (major label) effort is well worth the time it takes to listen; this band is going places. they have a big, resonant sound, complimented quite nicely by Valle's often delicate vocals. throughout the album (especially on "pulverized"), Calla explores intricate subtleties to fill out their sound, employing layered guitar tracks / synth undertones; all of which makes the experience on headphones that much better. Their songs tend to move slowly, often building from a whisper to a roar, as on "so far, so what", but they rock out in their own way with tracks such as "play dead". it's a great album, coming to you highly recommended. expect great things from this band. take care, and enjoy.

Taking The Leap To The Mainstream

This is for Calla, their first real try at converging into the mainstream and meeting the strict demands of corporate radio. The album is nowhere near the quality of the previous two, but that is completely understandable because the others were indeed so unbelieveably amazing. Nevertheless, it is still quite a good collection of songs and worth the money. I would not go so far as to say that Calla have "sold out" but if there were a similar word that was not as harsh that I could think of, I would use it. It kinda disappoints me that this band, one of my favorites, has gone the way of Interpol. However they still rock the socks of most other groups.

beautiful celebration of isolation

Calla mixes my bloody valentine, and red house painters beautifully. This is more than just downer music. This is a celebration of insomnia and heartbreak. Pulvarized is the most beautiful songs i've ever heard. Aurelio Valle doesn't just sing or croon. He bleeds desperate, delicate lyrics that are universal, and yet intimate. for fans of interpol, joy division, slowdive, my bloody valentine, and so many other great alternative faves.

Biography

Formed: 1997 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Calla was formed in New York City in 1997 by Aurelio Valle (guitar, vocals), Sean Donovan (bass, keyboards, programming), and Wayne B. Magruder (percussion, programming). However, the band's origins can be traced to Texas in 1993, where Valle and Magruder began performing together in the Denton band the Factory Press. The band relocated to New York in 1995, recording The Smoky Ends of a Burnt out Day with producers Kid Congo Powers and Matt Verta-Ray. The group split in 1997 and the album was not...
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