Carla dal Forno
So Much Better
carla launches her own label - Kallista Records - with two brand new tracks steeped in glacial post-punk ambience; as if we didn’t have enough reasons to love her.
‘So Much Better,’ sees her step out from the shadows of emotional ambiguity into the vulnerable territory of anecdotal song-writing. It finds her chiding herself in the mirror while excoriating an old infatuate with a vocal timbre that sits among the giants: the lilting power of Alison Statton, the mystic shamanism of Una Baines and the post-punk cabaret of Vivien Goldman. Though the raw, dubbed out vision takes a back seat on ‘So Much Better,’ overshadowed by dal Forno’s fork-tongued lyrics, it is heightened on ‘Fever Walk’ with acoustic drum racks ricocheting off fizzing drones, pastoral synth textures and meandering melody in the way of Broadcast, Flying Lizards and Portishead. This two track 7-inch, the object of a new existence, reflects dal Forno’s life in London working at Low Company recordstore and her monthly radio show on NTS.
- So Much Better;
- Fever Walk