Kalandra is an alternative Nordic pop band spearheaded by three Norwegian musicians weaving ethereal melodies into raw and eerie musical landscapes. Alternativel they are know as alternative pop.
Or so says their promo. I’ve always wondered what that term means. Alternative to pop maybe? Does that mean rock? Kalandra may rock but they are not a rock band. There are nods to Bjork in the scandanavian loundscape but also bits of the Sundays. Beautiful vocals accompanying a haunting backdrop but very much with a basis in a tune and pop music. Does that make it alternative pop? I don’t know but it is very nice.`
I’ve found it hard to write this review and many others, at times the energy needed to update this blog is overpowering. Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to walk away, put on my headphones and get lost in the music. Other times that too is overpowering. I’ve been blaming the virus, it’s taking over everything. It’s tentacles have creeped into our nervous systems as or daily feeds feed us statistics. Slow Motion is about such dilemnas “There’s a million things to distract your mind and a million ways you can spend your time. It’s a constant inner conflict. What are you going to do? And why do anything at all?” That does sum it up, but if you can – find th strength and get lost in this