TVD Premiere:
Callow, “Strange”

“Vinyl is a vestige of a world where things were more tangible and real; when a recording was an authentic capture of a performance; when the experience of listening to music involved sifting through a stack of records, placing the album on the turntable and delicately lowering the needle. Man, I love that visceral quality of vinyl!”

“For us, vinyl isn’t just about the record itself, it’s about the process. It’s about turning off the computer and rolling the tape. It’s about capturing the warmth and vibe of the room and leaving some things to chance.

We recorded Blue Spells live to an 8-track reel-to-reel. That old Tascam machine had been sitting around in our space-—broken and unusable—for a long time. We finally decided to fix it and put it to use, and it was the best decision we could’ve made.

We had already recorded most of the tracks for the album digitally, but we wound up re-doing every song because the experience of recording to tape is so much more enjoyable. On “Strange” particularly, there is a piano note that jumps out in the intro that was a complete accident. Had we been recording digitally we might have tried to fix it without even giving it a chance. Because it was on tape we listened with different ears and realized the brilliance of that crazy note.

We’re planning to release a small run of Blue Spells on vinyl. If we can find the funding or label support we’re sure to do it sooner…”
Red Moses and Sami Knowles, Callow

Callow’s second release, Blue Spells will be on store shelves in November.

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  • SpencerThompson1

    Callow is fundamentally sound in the genre of artist.  So many groups of artistic independent isolationists prove their unavoidable clash with the musician collaborative hypothesis.  It doesn’t really ever work.  The teams usually take an independently provoked sound born of their influence alone, introduce it to their “collaborators” the group, and it get’s all fucked up in the trans-identification process.  However, every now and then…a group comes along that presents the antithesis of  what is norm.  they aren’t a group at all, but are ONE in their purpose.  It is here that you find distinguishable art born of bi-neutral inception, where each knows not only what to add to this concept consummation, but why.  When each of their souls yearned to hear the whole of it, they each produced for the other so that they could both eat of it, and be fulfilled.  They are the best band out there right now.!
    Desmotti     S.M.T.

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