This is what happens when punkers grow up and learn how to play. Really learn how to play. Calmes was a scrappy teen in Fresno’s Assertive Discipline in the 1980s. From there he went on earn three degrees in classical guitar performance. So you will find a few more than three chords on this record. But like the best punk rock, there is nothing here that is unnecessary. The pieces take the listener to stark, spare melodic landscapes. It’s great for Sunday mornings or when your parents come to visit—if you like your parents.
–Lisa Weiss (Self-released)