11 Nov 2010
I’m not sure if it’s even possible to write a review that could do justice to The Quiet Lamb. After their debut album The Heritage, the UK based (Leicester, Leeds and York) band Her Name Is Calla recently released their second ‘creation’, after years of planning and recording in several bedrooms, schools and hallways. I deliberately use the word creation in this case, because it’s not really accurate to call The Quiet Lamb an album. The usual listening habits are of no use here. You need to dip into it from the first to the last tone, not until then this music unfolds its complete beauty and strength. And I highly recommend to do so and take these 75 minutes time. The Quiet Lamb celebrates the sound, the silence and the sound of silence. Dark, but not pitch-black, melancholic, but not sad. This is Post-Rock without being just Post-Rock. This is art without being arty. Beautiful.