CALVIN LOVE

LAVENDER (TAXI GAUCHE)

CALVIN LOVE - LAVENDER 148288
Format:
1 LP
Release:
08.10.2021
Label:
TAXI GAUCHE
Kat.-Nr.:
148288
Barcode:
0765453480662
Love returns with 'Lavender', the follow up to the Canadian crooner's LP, 'Night Songs' (Taxi Gauche Records, February 2020).

A reflective timeline of dusty folk, 'Lavender' aims to capture the modern loneliness of the 21st century.

A sorrowful soundtrack, inspired by the production of great crooners and folk artists of the 70s/80s like Cohen, Lightfoot, and Nick Drake, to name a few, Love achieves a similar quality on Lavender.

Like a Chris Isaak trapped in a David Lynch film, Love's haunted vocals guide the listener through poetic verses on the archetypes of love and truth, posthumous poetry by his grandfather circa 1930s, and escapism, all melting and flowing into a pool of celestial wisdom.

Acoustic guitars sweep across desolate sonic landscapes of global narcissism, social media and the universal need for connection.

Hypnotic bass grooves and lush 3D string ensembles, wrap the listener in a familiar cinematic romance, embraced and mystified.

'Lavender' explores the universal threads that make us feel and experience what we do, in a time when the need to peer into ourselves has never been more important.

'Lavender' draws you inwards, like staring up at the stars at night, or standing alone with the silence of the forest, 'Lavender' wants you to find your own meaning.

Self-recorded in a variety of spaces through out Turtle Island (Canada & The USA). Specifically, Toronto Island, a basement in Edmonton, AB, various apartments and motels in Los Angeles and around the United States, on a road trip west via the Trans-Canada highway and ending at a cabin in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SLEIGHT OF HAND
  • 1.2. HEART OF MINE
  • 1.3. LATE ONE NIGHT
  • 1.4. COME INTO THE GARDEN
  • 1.5. LAVENDER
  • 1.6. FOR YOU
  • 1.7. LAUGHIN' IN THE DARK
  • 1.8. SAILIN' ON
  • 1.9. TAKE ME THERE