Long Distance Calling
Long Distance Calling
Style: Instrumental Post Rock
Release date: 21 February, 2011
Playing time: 56:23

Call it progressive, call it experimental, call it thinking man's music - Long Distance Calling's take on the genre, sets itself apart from the rest by being instrumental, with the exception of "Middleville", where John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax) is handling the vocal duties.

The songs are diverse, experimental, well constructed - individually - but as the album progresses I do miss the vocals, which would give each song its own signature and set them even more apart. Even though the song writing is very song orientated the lack of a singer makes it harder to pick the songs apart, and after listening to it over and over, the only song standing out is "Middleville".

"Long Distance Calling" is a well written collection of instrumental rock songs that I feel works better one by one, rather than as a whole. Long Distance Calling demands a lot of the listener, and I think the songs, individually, offers many interesting moments, but it is just not an album you put on and listens to from start to finish... Personally I'd prefer that they would incorporate more vocal parts in their songs because the material is strong enough to support such an adventure.

1. Into the Black Wide Open (8:32)
2. The Figrin D'an Boogie (6:08)
3. Invisible Giants (7:25)
4. Timebends (7:57)
5. Arecibo (Long Distance Calling) (5:53)
6. Middleville (8:30)
7. Beyond the Void (11:40)
Label: Superball Music
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 16 February, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/longdistancecalling