‘Fast Moving Cars’: the debut solo single from Carla dal Forno (F ingers, Tarcar). Poignant, alluring, happy/sad art-pop...Both a song of devotion and a dream of leaving. Languid, dubwise, stoned-immaculate, but with a heartbreaking clarity and economy of expression.
The arrangement is stark, if not austere: heavy, rooted bassline, dry snare hits, astral synth-drift and whispers of reverb that conspire to open space rather than fill it. It’s the perfect staging for CDF’s voice, a floating alto at once coolly detached and disarmingly close, human, relatable.
"Don't be so daft, do something exciting..." The lyrics are frank; fluent in the feelings that underpin the beginning, middle and end of a relationship. Is this music of loss or of gain? Resignation or resolve? Escape or escapism? Song and singer remain a mystery, the truth just out of reach.
(Can I dance to it?)
released April 29, 2016
Written and performed by Carla dal Forno.
'Fast Moving Cars' produced by CDF & Tarquin Manek; 'Better Yet' produced by CDF.
supported by 17 fans who also own “Fast Moving Cars”
Hooked from the very start of A1. An incredible concept executed in the best way imaginable, and it’s gonna be talked about for decades. Every track leaves me with a sickening feeling of bleakness, but I can’t stop listening. It evokes an absurd amount of thoughts and emotions without a single word spoken. jek