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The Glass Bottom Boat

by Carta

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  • The Glass Bottom Boat
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    Our first album on Resonant from the UK.

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This was our first album, released in 2007 on UK label Resonant (rip).

A few reviews:

Norman Records: "Moody and smoky it's an album for a hot bath as it builds with aural textures and shoegazy crescendos."

Boomkat: "A close point of reference would be Hood ... the title track ... features an Espers-style dark folk theme, largely thanks to the Meg Baird-alike vocals by Sarah Bell. As the song gathers steam ... a unfolding sense of shoegaze texture builds up, distancing the whole affair from its initially quite rustic beginnings, until by its end there's screeching distortion flying about all over the place."

The Silent Ballet: "like a plot-twisting film or novel identifiable by its lush characters, the album offers a whirlpool of listening experiences over time, each one laced with the promise of a new discovery."

Foxy Digitalis: "The Glass Bottom Boat is still an excellent piece of (largely) instrumental music with deep layers of sound and complex arrangements. Carta gives the listener a lot of good reasons to take notice of their music and this album will no doubt continue to unfold with each visit."


released August 21, 2007

Carta are:
Kyle Monday: guitars
Jason Perez: guitars and keyboards
Ray Welter: bass, guitars, trumpet
Sonny Culbertson: drums and percussion
Alex Kort: cello
Sarah Bell: keyboards, piano, accordion, melocia, bells, vocals
Jared Matt Greenberg: piano, organ, trumpet
Sacha Galvagna: bass on track 1.

Engineered and mixed by Eli Crews at New, Improved Recording in Oakland, CA.


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Carta San Francisco, California

Rooted in the sounds of 90's post-rock, Carta began as a recording project by Kyle Monday and Jason Perez. In 2007 the band released The Glass Bottom Boat on Resonant; in 2010 they released An Index of Birds on Silber; in 2013, The Faults Follow on Saint Marie. ... more

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