Clue To Kalo – ‘User to a Carrier (By the Sister)’
Adelaide outfit Clue to Kalo have been kicking around for a number of years, although they haven’t made much of an impact on the Aussie musical landscape. Instead, they’ve been focusing most of their energy on the overseas market, particularly the US, where they’ve toured a handful of times, including this year with lo-res popsters Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
The main man – and progenitor of the sounds – of Clue to Kalo, Mark Mitchell, records all of his group’s music on computer and then takes it to the rest of the members so they can embellish it in a live setting. It’s amazing the sumptuous sounds that a record like the latest (and third) Clue to Kalo one, Lily Perdida, has despite it being recorded on a cold and clinical Mac. That’s indicative of Mitchell’s innate pop sense. A concept album of sorts, the whole disc is based upon this character Lily Perdida who we never hear from on record, but instead we hear songs from people that know her. So by the end, we’ve got a picture of who Lily is through those that know her best. This song, ‘User to a Carrier’, is sung in the voice of Lily’s sister… if you didn’t guess that one already.