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An Index of Birds

(13tx CD, 66'47'' - Silber rec 2010)

 | pall youhideme
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Think of Mogwai, Piano Magic and Low. Because these are the names which popped me up as i listened to the buzzing distortions of The Likeness Is Undeniable and to the mellow sounds and sweet female vocals of Descension. Ok, sure, feel free to think of whoever You want to.
Carta are from San Francisco, USA, - founded as studio project for Kyle Monday & Jason Perez, - line-up changes, it turnt into a full band in last five years, - now also featuring Sacha Galvagna of Rosa Mota / Horsepower playing bass, guitars, and Lorealle (not Ian) Bishop as new vocalist.
Elegant hypnotic writing (Santander), cello, mournful, touching piano themes (Alfred M, and the following reprise The Late Alfred M - a beautiful dramatic duet among Kyle and Lorealle), tuneful ambient instrumental tracks with sparkling swells (Sidereal), often going hypnagogic and noisely slowcore (Building Bridges, - somehow krautrock, and Prettier At Night).
No idea why someone might want to call a song after Bank Of England, but They did it: lovely, intimate sounds, relaxing and fragile.
This record is a good company for reading that book You keep next to your bed on the night table, - that kind of good book You always want to read all in one go, but You always end up thinking it's over-long than needed.

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Pensate ai Mogwai, Piano Magic e i Low. Perchè questi sono i nomi che mi sono balzati alla mente come ho sentito le distorsioni ronzanti di The Likeness Is Undeniable e i mellifluoi toni e le voci lenitive di Descension.
Poi beh, pensate a chi volete.
I Carta sono di San Francisco, USA, - fondati inzialmente come studio project per Kyle Monday & Jason Perez, - poi qualche cambio di line-up, e organico pieno da live band negli ultimi cinque anni, ora con anche Sacha Galvagna fu Rosa Mota / Horsepower e Lorealle (non Ian) Bishop come cantante.
Scrittura elegante e ipnotica (Santander), violoncello, temi di piano commuoventi e luttuosi (Alfred M, e la successiva reprise The Late Alfred M - un ispirato duetto tra Kyle and Lorealle), melodiose ambient strumentali con luminosi crescendo (Sidereal), spesso ipnagogici e rumorosamente slowcore (Building Bridges, - in qualche maniera krautrock, e Prettier At Night).
Non ho idea del perchè qualcuno potrebbe voler intitolare una canzone alla Bank Of England, ma Loro lo hanno fatto: amabile, suoni intimi, rilassante e fragile.
Questo disco è la perfetta compagnia per leggere quel libro che tenete accanto al letto sul comodino, - quel tipo di buon libro che Vi ripromettete sempre di leggere tutto d'un fiato, ma che finite sempre per pensare che sia troppo più lungo del necessario per riuscire ad affrontarlo.
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