Sometimes things get lost in translation. If you saw that article about China making up new brand names like Hellen Keller and Adidos, you’d get where I’m going with that sentiment.
In other instances, especially in the arts, things are open to interpretation although discernibly and universally ingested and extrapolated into an individual influence.
Enter Greek noise-rock outfit Calf who open their latest hell raiser of a record, Bastards Anatomy Use A Unicorn Go To Apathy, with “Are You Laura Palmer? No I’m a Fu***** Psycho”, a clear nod to the king of unsettling artistic atmospheres David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” series. The over ten minute initial bludgeoning is a maddening descent into psychotic guitars that never loses sight of it’s central compositional points a la contemporaries like Deafheaven.
Released earlier this year, Calf’s latest opus has been lurking overseas waiting to strike with tracks like “Lunacy Box Demon Booth” rising to modern day Sabbath powers, while oddly enough, “Squeezing blue hope from my christian numb cock” takes on a more pensive to leading to a crushing crescendo.
The album closes with “The artist formerly known as hipstercunt pt.I & pt. II” which each establish different tensions leading to brilliant, exploratory rise and falls.
Formed in Greece in 2008 and composed of Koutroulis (Guitars/Effects), Thodoris Kakoulantonakis (Guitars/Effects), K.Paraschis (Bass/Effects) and Sakis (Drums), Calf have certainly established themselves as a band worthy of attention both here in the states and back at home.
Stream Bastards Anatomy Use A Unicorn Go To Apathy and look for more from Calf in 2015.