Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Calculator - The Roots Grow Deep
The production quality is a little rough around the edges which I believe adds more to the 90's presentation of the whole package. It varies between sets of tracks though since this seems to be a collection from various recording sessions and releases. You can hear everything pretty clearly on each song, but there's a very untouched and dry sound here.
This is 14 songs documenting two years of this band's recordings and showing some interesting song dynamics and structures. They have a pretty good knack for keeping the songs moving and active. As expected, you hear some change within the band's development among these two years, so you find yourself liking some more than others. Lyrics seem to stick in the personal realm with some abstract prose. I'd be interested to see these songs played in live setting.
Listen to it here.
Posted by Tom Schlatter at 4:03 PM