A So Much Better
B Fever Walk
Carla dal Forno launches her own label, Kallista Records, with her first original single in over a year, So Much Better. This two-track 7-inch record begins a bold year for dal Forno, who takes her lone kosmische misanthropy onto fertile new ground. The A-side single, “So Much Better”, sees dal Forno step out from the shadows of emotional ambiguity into the vulnerable territory of anecdotal song-writing. 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.