Marian Call | Got to Fly

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Got to Fly

by Marian Call

Funky, clever, eclectic indie pop that's beloved by rebellious goth hipsters and sweet old church ladies alike
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. I'll Still Be a Geek After Nobody Thinks It's Chic
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2. Good Old Girl
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3. Don't Try
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4. Dark Dark Eyes
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5. Vera Flew the Coop
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6. It's Good to Have Jayne On Your Side
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7. In the Black
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8. Got to Fly
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9. It Was Good for You Too
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Marian Call is a composer and singer currently working and living in Anchorage, Alaska. She sings with a hint of classical training and a deep undercurrent of soul. Marian's compositions are half study & calculation, half improvisational instinct. Her positive yet direct, honest lyrics appeal to people of discerning taste across all demographics.

"Got to Fly," Marian's second CD release, is a singular work by commission for Quantum Mechanix and Black Market Beagles (http://www.quantummechanix.com). It's a special collection of songs for Marian's faithful following in the nerd and geek community. This project was done with the help of Browncoats and BSG fans in Alaska and around the country. It's for nerds of all stripes -- but most of the songs will appeal to all listeners. For more information, visit Marian's blog or official website.

PLEASE NOTE: this album is NOT available as a CD through CDBaby. It is a digital download only at this site. To purchase the CD, visit http://www.quantummechanix.com.


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David Torney

Sci-Fi Elegy
Through "Got to Fly", Marian Call's imagination outdistances Antares. All will bob in the vibe: the exquisite vocals, the music. This CD hails from the (future) days of space colonization: fast forward 500 years from "Wild Wild West". It's out there, like Cat Stevens' "Katmandu", exploring universes parallel to Marian's "Vanilla". Stow your doubts.

The tracks represent a nice mix of genres, featuring space country and blues, to accompany sweet baby Jayne on his journeys to terraformed planets. "I'll Still be a Geek...", with typewriter accompaniment, has a bop for nerds. "Good Old Girl" is an elegy to one's conveyance, regardless of its state of maintenance (like the Millennium Falcon). "Don't Try", a futuristic love song, is like unchained, uncommercial variations on Carole King's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?". "Dark Dark Eyes" is notable for its clarinet accompaniment and proceeds quiescently, like CSNY's "Helpless, Helpless"; River can be cool! "Vera Flew the Coop" contains soaring melodic, wordless choral and vocal parts. "It's Good to Have Jayne on Your Side" is fun and notable for the folk violin. "Into the Black" explores the sentiments of the homebound. There are obsolete apparatuses referred to in "Got to Fly": the telephone and its voice-message machine. (The latter served as telepathic links in paleo-electric times.) This track sporadically features a wee Doppler shift in the backup. "It was Good for You Too" takes jadedness to its limiting form, complete with lounge jazz.

Quantum MechaniX deserves kudos for having the foresight to commission this CD. It is an unexpected rainbow. Aficionados will ride all the waves; for mere mortals, this CD will serve both as a portal to the subtleties of the Serenity/Firefly stories and as a reminder of distant youth, spent, as I did, with cabbage creatures on Mars (fearful of vegan earthlings), or, more likely, in the paths of "Martian Chronicles" -- or in the shadows of the "Twilight Zone".