Allah Las* ‎– Calico Review

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Mexican Summer ‎– MEX225
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Numbered, Marble
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A1 Strange Heat
Celesta, Piano, Organ, Mellotron – Tomas DolasOrgan – Kyle MullarkyVocals – Miles MichaudWritten-By – Correia*, Michaud*
A2 Satisfied
Celesta, Piano, Organ, Mellotron – Tomas DolasVocals – Miles MichaudWritten-By – Michaud*
A3 Could You Be
Vocals – Miles MichaudWritten-By – Michaud*
A4 High & Dry
Vocals – Matthew CorreiaWritten-By – Siadatian*
A5 Mausoleum
Vocals – Pedrum SiadatianWritten-By – Siadatian*
A6 Roadside Memorial
Vocals – Pedrum SiadatianWritten-By – Siadatian*
B1 Autumn Dawn
Vocals – Pedrum SiadatianWritten-By – Siadatian*
B2 Famous Phone Figure
Celesta, Piano, Organ, Mellotron – Tomas DolasStrings – Laena GeronimoVocals – Spencer DunhamWritten-By – Dunham*
B3 200 South La Brea
Celesta, Piano, Organ, Mellotron – Tomas DolasVocals – Matthew CorreiaWritten-By – Dunham*
B4 Warmed Kippers
Celesta, Piano, Organ, Mellotron – Tomas DolasVocals – Pedrum SiadatianWritten-By – Siadatian*
B5 Terra Ignota
Vocals – Miles MichaudWritten-By – Michaud*
B6 Place In The Sun
Vocals – Matthew CorreiaWritten-By – Correia*, Siadatian*

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Edition of 500 hand-numbered copies features shop exclusive marble vinyl, top-to-bottom screen printed packaging, and an MP3 download with bonus track "Burning In Heaven."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 184923122909
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MEX 225 143540E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MEX 225 143540E1/C

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MEX225 Allah Las* Calico Review(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Mexican Summer MEX225 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Mex225 Allah Las* Calico Review(CD, Album) Mexican Summer Mex225 US 2016 Sell This Version
HSE-8010 Allah Las* Calico Review(CD, Album) Mexican Summer, Magniph Records, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-8010 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
Mex225 Allah-Las Calico Review(Cass, Album) Mexican Summer Mex225 UK 2016 Sell This Version
MEX225 Allah Las* Calico Review(LP, Ltd, Num, TP) Mexican Summer MEX225 US 2016 Sell This Version

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gardeliafuzz

gardeliafuzz

October 11, 2017
I think the description of this edition being "marble" vinyl is misleading. This is clear vinyl with black, white, and gold splatter.
TheVinylOutcome

TheVinylOutcome

March 9, 2017

This version was available on pledgemusic.com. That's where I got mine.
MutinyRecords

MutinyRecords

November 16, 2016
Where was this version available? Was it a shop exclusive? Just curious.
bg365247

bg365247

September 8, 2016

Fantastic album. The splatter vinyl sounds great. This music is timeless.
notec

notec

September 7, 2016

sound like the The Texas Instruments only way more boring and irrelevant
streetmouse

streetmouse

September 7, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

As with their first two gauzy laced-filtered albums, Calico comes off as a collection of sweet memories that have been sitting in the back of your mind nearly forgotten, with The Allah La’s effortlessly ebbing them into a fuzzy dream state of half remembrance, where they hang just out of reach, causing you to smile with delight and warmth as the music of Calico inspires those memories with nearly physical form.

And again, all of the same comparisons can be made as on their last outings, the lineage to the British invasion of the mid 60’s, and of course surf pop psychedelia. Though having said that, I would be disingenuous if I didn’t point out that The Allah Las’ music is totally their own, merely fashioned on sounds that went down so well, so long ago, mixed with the brilliant dream pop and relaxing minor chord structures of meandering jangling stoner melodies … all held together by subtle hooks and a fluid sonic presentation of fuzz and tremolo that build an intoxicating atmosphere of ease and grace.

Of course this brings me to the obvious observation, that being the notion that The Allah Las have yet to progress their music from one presentation to another. And truth be told, it’s a valid point to consider, though I’d like to suggest that The Allah Las have progressed, though not in a manner that rattles your bones, or spins you around. It’s more that their music is a series of footprints in the sand we’re following down the beach, where waves have washed some away, while morphing others, yet the trail is still there to be followed if one has the wayward spirit to allow themselves to get lost in the sound of the surf and warmed by the sun … with all of this set to the soundtrack laid down by The Allah Las here on Calico.
bg365247

bg365247

September 6, 2016

Mine is clear with marble splatter. The one pictured appears to be solid marble.