Calm is a Polaroid still waiting to develop.
Just after Mohinder and right before Duster, Calm surfaced in the mid-’90s to feed on the wage-depressed suburban Gen-X malaise. The trio of Clay Parton, Dove Amber, and Albert Menduno criss-crossed the west coast DIY scene by the time of their final recordings, “Moonraker” b/w “Scienists and Sabatuers,” etched at Mountain View’s Trainwreck Studios by noted sludge documenter Tom Yates. More metal than emo, Calm’s last record is nine-minutes of ear-bleeding racket from a couple of future spacewalkers.
O Nation, You Bleed From Many Wounds, 1896