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Callas, The With Lee Ranaldo / Trouble And Desire
Album:Trouble And Desire Collection:General
Artist:Callas, The With Lee Ranaldo Added:11/2018
Label:Dirty Water Records 

Album Review
DeVoss
Reviewed 2018-11-07 
– General Description:
The Callas is an art collective led by two Greek brothers Lakis and Aris Ionas and they collaborated with Lee Renaldo (Sonic Youth) to produce this Greek chorus Greek play Greek music all rolled into a very 60s early 70s rock feel for music with spooky story/mood setting interstitials. This is fun. Play it.

– Musicians:
Lee Ranaldo – Guitars (Octopus pt.1 to 7)
Aris Ionas – Guitars / Vocals
Lakis Ionas – Bass / Vocals
Chrysanthi Tsoukala – Drums / Vocals
Marilena Petridou – Percussions

– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 4, 8, 10, 12
– Track Reviews:
1. (1:15) Octopus No. 1 - spooky with trembling long tones under and chanting wispy voices
2. (2:51) The Magic Fruit of Strangeness - animated; crash rocknroll start, distorted vocals
3. (1:14) Octopus No. 2 - female spoken word over spooky metallic slithering sounds
4. ***(6:41) Μελανιά - (Greek: Bruise) lively; simple beating percussion, winding male vocal with pedal point chorus that builds, very Greek sounding and has a focusing effect
5. (1:11) Octopus No. 3 - ‘chocolate desire’(?) robotically repeated w/more spooky metallic sounds
6. (3:04) Trouble & Desire - rap-like start, 60s feel after, very fuzzy vocals
7. (0:45) Octopus No. 4 - female spoken word over spooky metallic sound
8. ***(4:03) Mirroir - (French: Mirror) fast; very 60s 70s Gentle Giant that gang feel over thumping percussion and ascending scales, fun!
9. (0:26) Octopus No. 5 - the story/mood setting narration continues
10. ***(5:10) Πετώ - (Greek: Fly) upbeat; Led Zeppelin feel with a Greek mandolin delivery
11. (0:45) Octopus No. 6 - female asking “Do you sleep at night? No? Is it done?”
12. **(2:41) Acid Books - spirited; jump up and down rock rah rah music
13. (0:47) Octopus No. 7 - the story/mood setting narration continues
14. (4:46) (this title is in Greek and Zookeeper won't let me put it in in Greek) - (Greek: My Sweet Pretty) simple throb under simple sliding male vocal, abrupt end

Track Listing
1.Octopus No. 1 7.Octopus No. 4
2.The Magic Fruit Of Strangeness 8.Mirroir
3.Octopus No. 2 9.Fly
4.Bruise 10.Octopus No. 6
5.Octopus No. 3 11.Acid Books
6.Trouble And Desire 12.Octopus No. 7
 13.My Sweet Pretty