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CALVIN LOVE :GUITARIST// SONGWRITER/ARRANGER//PRODUCER//MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST//PHOTOGRAPHER CURRENTLY RESIDING IN TRANSIT.
<MUSICAL INSPIRATION COMES FROM TRAVEL/ART/DREAMS/1960s/76-77PUNK/SOUL/DANCE/80's/SPACETRAVEL/PSYCH::/SPIRITS/PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE//
:::SONICALLY MIXING ELEMENTS OF DANCE/LO-FI/
Only once with every blue moon comes an artist that seems so familiar yet so out of space as Calvin Love.The young charmer from Edmonton, Alberta, steeps songs of psychedelic wisdom & celestial sensuality. Mr.Love arrives an enigma, a strutting, crooning contradiction: as menacing as he is magnetic, like sex and murder wrapped together in a trench coat. With coolness that defies contrivance, Love links sounds and images of science-fiction vintage with an auspicious version of the future.
The First single “Daydream” off his upcoming LP on Arts $ Crafts--- makes landfall with near-tropical humidity: cavernous, scuttling drum lines echo Calvin’s lilting vocals and stalactite guitar phrasing, exposing how nimbly he moves from sunny to gritty climes.
Calvin does it all with convincing ease, and a crooked handsomeness. Distinguishing himself from the lineage of hometown cronies like Mac Demarco, TOPS, Alex Calder, and Sean Nicholas Savage. Suave and demented, nostalgic and otherworldly, Calvin Love casts a black light shadow on the white of sun-soaked skies.