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GEORGEKALPAMODEREVIEW2014

 

GEORGE KALPA - MODE

SELF-RELEASED

OCTOBER 11 2014

 

 

Filmmaker, producer, and composer George Kalpa’s debut is 13 tracks of dark complex beguiling rock.


Shadowy, almost gothic Bauhaus-lite opener ‘Brightside’ is enough to interest a rock fan, simple and bleak it gets to the point before the lounge slow swing of sax dripped ‘Leave that Street Alone’ throws you rather off balance. ‘KSDB’ though is far s rockier with some nice distorted and a touch of blues.


The rest of the album is also what you might call rock of different hues and weights. The harmonica on ‘8mm Canisters’ is cool, but it’s the female vocal on ‘Route 395’ that helps build and glue together the track as it builds to something far grander than anything else here that really wins the day.


There’s plenty left of interest too though, more sax and loungey jazz on ‘Face in the Crowd’ and even more sax on ‘Void’ – which is perfect music for a lonely late night. Juxtapose that with songs like the dark and industrial ‘Sirens’ and you have a really eclectic mix.


This is cool and demands repeated listens.

 

 

by lESLII Phillips

GEORGE KALPA MODE - ALBUM REVIEW 2014